Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Daily Painting Practice- Peony, Pears and Rose

This is a good example of how I can control the light using my shadow box. By twisting the box the angle of the light and shadows change.
Starting with greater contrast between the lights and the darks makes for a more dramatic composition. Adding drama to a composition is a good way to break out of old boring habits. There is nothing worse than looking at a still life arrangement that has no life in it at all.
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Peony, Pears and Rose
original by Peter Yesis
oil on canvas board

The rose is the star of this scene with the others playing a supporting role. To me, the rose seems to be playing to the crowd, like a great stage actor holding the pose and soaking up all the attention from the audience.

1 comment:

David said...

The pink of your rose/actor is rather nice also, in contrast with the cool blue/green of the vase. Another lovely composition, Peter. Cheers, David.