Friday, January 21, 2011

Daily painting practice - the long journey - completing a painting of mums

click on the image to  enlarge the painting

Mum Mum Mia
24"x36"
oil on canvas

Well, here is the final. Completed just in time to enter the Salon International  Competition. ( today is the last day to enter)
Painting this has been quite a journey.  Here are all of the progress photos again, for those of you too lazy to go back through the older blog posts.

It all started with a trip to Mary's house and her lovely flower beds.

 I had planned on doing a lot of individual  still life paintings but my  still life arranger/wife  suggested this.   So I  did a color study.
(I guess she was rrr rrrrrr ...right)







There were many more steps than these photos show.  (some backwards)   Some steps were on top of  others and redone several times. But over all  I am pleased with the result. Remember, it's all about  the  process ....(I can  say that now that it is over and I am breathing again) . Time for tea!

11 comments:

Laura said...
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Laura said...

It's wonderful! Best of luck at Salon.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Good wishes for the Salon International ... I'm sure you'll do great. Can't believe you'd doubted your arranger LOL... it is just awesome!

Joshua Kadtke said...

A captivating peice, especially the sunlight. Really enjoyable. Best of luck for SI.

Carole Paquette said...

Pete, the piece is truly exceptional. The bucket is a good as what's inside! I love the play of light, how the mums on the right reach for the light, and really do keep coming back to the reflections in the container- plus the title is a winner. "Well done" to the both of you. Knock 'em off their feet at Salon.

Nancy Clearwater Herman said...

It is wonderful. Worth all the work.

Kathy Jurek said...

That's just gorgeous, Peter. I love the rays of sunlight showing in the background.

Marilyn R Miller said...

Glorious! Beautiful at every stage, thank you for letting all observe the fine process!

Isabel P.Lima said...

Wonderful.Bellísimo.It merits the first prize.Good luck from Galicia,Spain.

Lucille29 said...

amazing...I love it!!

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