Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Daily Painting Practice - Plein air Day 17 - Still Runs Good

It is amazing what you can find to paint just walking around the block. I have passed this car many times and knew one day I would paint it. I immediately liked the rusty roof. I think an artist like (William Wray) would have done a much better job with the subject. His gritty urban landscapes are a great example of capturing beauty in the common places and back alleys we often overlook. Still, I had a lot of fun with it .
Still Runs Good
oil on canvas

The guy who owns and still drives this old car came out to talk with me. He said he has had this car since he was in high school. (about 30 years ago is my guess) The newer red van in the doesn't run right now, needs work.


Mike said...

Hey Peter! Your subject selection in the last few days indicates a breakthrough in your thinking about subject. There is underlying content in these pieces that make a statement, rather than just being 'pretty.' Congratulations, Peter. This step is huge!

Anonymous said...

Well said, Mike. I couldn't agree more, but I'm not sure I'd ever have articulated this as well as you have. There is much food for thought in what you say.


Unknown said...

I dunno, year two is looking really good.