Monday, February 11, 2008

Daily Painting Practice- Three Pears and a Silver Dish

I had to do a painting with warm colors because my hands were so cold in my basement studio. I was dancing around to keep warm. I don't know if the music I listen to effects my painting but I have been listening to a lot of opera lately and today had gone back to Sinatra and Ella. I listen to (web radio Live365). It's free, which is great, and the choice of stations and variety of styles is endless.
I love the bright brush work of fellow (Dailypaintworks) artist Carol Marine. I was thinking of that style while painting these pears. I noticed Thursday, February 7th, Carol had a post where she showed a (picture of herself painting with head phones on). ( I am glad I am not the only one who paints in pajamas). I listen via speakers but I wonder how many artists have a studio ritual of painting to certain music. Anyone want to share?
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A Pear Apart
8"x10"
oil on canvas Board
SOLD

I had a lot of fun with this one. I hit the colors and the values a lot easier than yesterday's rose. The background was even enjoyable.... I love days like this!

5 comments:

Barbara Pask said...

Thank you for posting stages of your painting. Next time will you also post a picture of your set up??? Thanks, Barb

AZ Bob said...

Agree that the colors and values are dead flat "on" ... nice piece, Peter

René PleinAir. said...

Nice piece Peter,
it looks so simple but yet so rich in color and value, ...

About your music, yes I do listen to music while I paint (mp3) especially in busy areas some people see that and leave me, .... so it's not only the music.

What music?
Ünder byen, Eivør Pálsdóttir, Mari Boine, all scandinavic music I reckon

J Matt Miller said...

Love the composition as well as the brightness. That bowl is looks Sargent!

Marilyn M. King said...

Hi Peter,
I'm enjoying all of your work and am becoming a fan. I'm an "old" artist, but new blogger and your blog is one of my favorites. Thanks for sharing all your work as well as working stages. It takes a lot of time! I visit often.