Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Daily Painting Practice - back-lit bouquet

Painting everyday is challenging work. If I am not careful, I find it is very easy to get myself boxed into a dull routine. My paintings then begin to suffer and I can feel my creative juices start to evaporate.

When that happens, I tell myself I can do one of two things... quit and do engineering or give myself a challenge. If this happens to you I suggest you take the challenge (the other choice is too horrible to talk about in an art blog)
My challenge to myself? Back lighting and bright sunshine. I know, I think I'm going crazy. Not to mention the star of the painting is in motion....walking towards the viewer (one of my personal, all time, freeze up and run away subjects in painting)
Not only that but then I throw in a busy background.... I need a stiff drink?.....Ice tea please.
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Weekend Bouquet
oil on masonite
I am a survivor of the ultimate artist challenge. But I think it has scrambled my painting psyche. Wait until you see tomorrow's blog....


Charlotte McDavid said...

Wow. You not only survived the challenge but won. Can't wait to see the one tomorrow.

René PleinAir said...

How about "contre joure" ??

I really don't know how you pulled this off, did you make pictures or
was it from a photo? Or did you painted this on location?

Man what a painting!!

(envy me :-S )

Cara said...

Peter - this is fantastic - I love this painting!

wanda knight said...

Peter, WOW! This is fantastic! Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings.