Thursday, September 27, 2007

Daily Painting Practice - White Marigolds

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White Marigolds
oil on canvas board

Another studio daily painting still life because yesterday's plein air practice was a disaster. Some days are like that. I thought it would be better to complete a studio painting than to let the wreck of the other painting stop me from painting all together. Besides, I really like painting flowers so I'll use any excuse I can to do it.
Back to plein air tomorrow.


René PleinAir said...

Good for you Peter!!

You can't get going in the speed you where, you mind has to take a break sometimes to soak all the new stuff in.

This is one old-time gorgeous work, and it does make me think a bit of a Dutch artist who loved mathematical subjects. The reflection in the vase made me think of him, and maybe it's not by accident you painted a little of yourself as well.

René PleinAir said...

M.C. Escher that is,

Sorry for the weird linking.

Cheryl Pass said...

I can't agree that yesterday's painting was a "disaster," Peter. NOT! That being said, I do think you have the knack for still lives of flowers....yours are always impressive to me.
I love watching you through the plein air exercises, really are great for sharing all of this.