Sunday, November 15, 2009

Daily Painting Practice - Shells


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Shells
8"x10"
oil on masonite

I started this a while ago and only finished it this past weekend. Originally I had a third shell in the middle, but I found it was too much of a distraction to the composition. Sometimes you have to make decisions that eliminate characters that don't get along with the others. 


4 comments:

Sheila Vaughan said...

It's a winner Peter, just beautiful in a Dutch old masters kind of way. Terrific background too.

Celeste Bergin said...

beautiful brass!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Hi Peter!
your works looks as terrific as ever
Best,
Carolg

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

I normally don't care for the dark background still lifes. Seems kind of a cop out easy design choice. But this painting really looks good.