Thursday, June 07, 2007

daily painting practice - Peaches and Peonies Series part 1

Blocking in the darks and lights is so much easier when the background is already toned. I have lightened the background just a touch but I have not painted in the halftone in the shadow of the peonies. This gives the illusion of form very quickly.
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Peaches and Peonies
oil on masonite

It occurred to me that I have not yet done a series of paintings using the same objects. So, using these peaches and peonies, I will arrange several compositions. Stay tuned, this sounds like fun!


Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful still life.

Mike said...

I just spent a few minutes looking carefully at colors and strokes here, Peter. In high res, I see bold, confident strokes and lots of different color compressed into each part of this painting. Yummy!