Monday, June 11, 2007

Daily Painting Practice - Peaches and Peonies No. 4

Brush in the dark over the pre-toned panel. If you like the abstract design of light and dark at this stage you will most likely enjoy the final painting. Of course, if you don't like the design at this stage of your painting there is little that can help you later when you start adding detail. Better to begin again than waste a lot of time.
Darks and lights, darks and lights. I should have a parrot in the studio trained to squawk at me and keep me from going into detail too soon.
I began adding the flowered print on the backdrop. It stole the spot light from the focal point so I removed it.
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Peaches and Peonies No. 4
oil on masonite

This is the last of the series. I could go on and on but there are so many flowers blooming now and I don't want to miss any of them. What a great problem to have. How many people in this world get to wake up and say to themselves "What beautiful thing should I look for today?"


Todd Bonita said...

Very cool to see this evolve, it really came out beautiful. Those colors are rich.

J Matt Miller said...

A real knockout, Peter!

Anonymous said...

A beautiful simplicity, lovely reflections on the glass and an air of coolness, quiet and serenity. I have only just discovered your blogspot but will certainly visit again!

Cara said...

Just wonderful - you made the right call on the back drop.