Monday, June 18, 2007

Daily Painting Practice - Last trumpet vine series

I thought I needed to try a totally different approach. So I used a square format and a very cool blue/green pre-toned board. I also used a lot more Liquin for the underpainting of the darks. This gave me a very transparent and thin shadow color to start on.
I kept using Liquin with my paint to keep the color transparent even when over painting the shadow color. I am thinking dark shapes and halftones at this point but I am also aware of form.
It always is a thrill to put the highlights in.
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Trumpet Vine study No.3
8"x8"
oil on wood

I really like the color and texture of this painting. But the best part to me is the strong horizontal element of the cloth. Even though this is a square format the horizontal lines in the cloth seem to trick the eye into thinking there is much more width than height.

4 comments:

Louis Boileau said...

Nice one Peter. I love it!

mary ellen chapman said...

Re: Trumpet Vine study No. 3. I think the composition on this is is so strong. The curving arch of the flowers flows around to the pots to create a circular area contrasted nicely by the horizontal patterned runner. I like that the objects are not horizontal and flat across the top.

silvina said...

This one is my favorite of the three. Love the pale green background. The effect of the warm, earthy orange against the black ceramic is stunning.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Very nice.