Saturday, August 08, 2009

Daily Painting Practice - Starts and Finishes

I love Nova Scotia. I could paint there for several lifetimes. Living in Omaha, Nebraska is quite a world away from Nova Scotia, but I can go there anytime by sitting in my studio and painting.

Here is a new painting I am just beginning to work on.

When I start adding more color, the boats seem to take on their own personality. It's almost like painting people.
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Last Days at Rosenblatt Stadium
oil on canvas

Speaking of painting people... I finally finished my tribute to Rosenblatt Stadium. No wonder I needed to escape to Nova Scotia. This baseball painting may be the longest I have ever worked on a single painting.

My next adventure is to explore how to make prints of it.... Wait , that means I'm not done with it yet!!


Kathy Jurek said...

Hooray! That came out nice, Peter. The hard part of finishing is over. ;) I just got back from my vacation on Cape Cod. It was fun to be at the beach but always good to be back in the Midwest.

Briana M. Corr Scott said...

I have been reading your blog for a while now...It is inspiring to see what your are working on, and following your commitment to the "30 self portraits" was great. I live in Nova Scotia so I just had to comment after this last post--thanks for sharing your work!

Jean Victory said...

Love your work! I lived in Bellevue, NE for about 3 years when I was younger and I just loved Omaha; however, I don't think I could give up living near the ocean now that I'm living back in Maine. Have you ever done paintings of the coast of Maine...just curious?

Celeste Bergin said...

I very much appreciate the dry dock boats..I'll be watching to see where it goes...

Jack said...

Really it is inspiring to see what your are working on...Great talent you have..

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cheri said...

This is one my favorites :)