Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Daily Painting Practice- Pink flowers in a blue vase

My painting productivity on Monday is mostly determined on the length of my grandson's naps. Yesterday he decided they would be short. This is as far as I got during morning naptime yesterday.
Over the weekend, I cleaned off the studio shelves and returned two boxes of used and reused still life props to Goodwill. Then proceeded to buy a new batch for this year's work. Here are three, that my wife/prop advisor picked out.
I set this up on a shelf in the studio late in the afternoon. The small basement window made a great highlight.
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Pink Flowers in a Blue Vase
8"x10"
oil on canvas board
SOLD

I am pleased with the result. The glass vase was the most interesting to paint. For the most part, I only needed to paint the highlights and the reflections in the glass on top of the background and shadow color. I can't wait to show you more of my new Thrift store treasures.

7 comments:

Hélène Gléhen said...

Hello Peter,
Happy and healthy New Year for you an d familly.
This painting is really a success. I like it very much.
The cold and warm shades are very well balanced. Bravo !

James said...

I really like the blue vase and the glass for props. Not sure what the crazy two handled coffee mug is. Is that what it is? :)

theysaywordscanbleed said...

those are really lovely flower paintings.

Don Gray said...

Nice piece. Color relationships are very fine.

Cara Dawn Romero said...

Beautiful!

Jason Waskey said...

A very nice piece! The reflection in the dark vase, and light treatment of the glass pitcher is painted sensitively.

Kudos!

Carolyn Hietala said...

Very very nice!