Monday, July 16, 2007

daily painting practice - Any Day Now

This painting is was conceived (pun intended) while thinking about my first grandchild. We are waiting for his arrival which should be any day now.
I love the expression on this duck's face. "Is he here yet?"... No, still waiting.
I had moved my studio down into the basement a few weeks ago. I needed the room to back away from the easel. If you stand too close to your painting when evaluating tones and colors you can get very tight. I find it helps me keep the brush strokes loose if I to step back every now and then.
Yellow is a very difficult color to get bold and brilliant. I think there may be a trick in bringing out the yellow if I use a gray/purple in the surrounding areas.
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Any Day Now
5"x7"
oil on masonite

Just hanging out waiting for the games to begin.

5 comments:

Todd Bonita said...

Fun piece Peter. Just checking in and enjoying watching the process.

be good,
Todd

Cara Dawn Romero said...

This is precious! The yellow looks great -

David said...

Well, nothing like painting to make the time pass! Precious indeed.

Ted said...

Hey Peter - it's cool to see you try something soft and fluffy :) Your work and your site continue to be entertaining and inspirational. Thanks for keeping it up!

-Ted

René said...

Now this one is gonna stay on my desktop for a while!!!

Thanks Peter!! :-D