Tuesday, December 05, 2006

daily painting practice 104 - After Breakfast

I have a new traveling around the house and outdoor painting set up. I purchased this aluminum portable easel last week. It is so light and very easy to set up compared to the French style outdoor easel I have.
Here is the little 4"x4" color study I did while the sun raced across the table. I think the painting gods were having fun moving the light and adjusting the brightness again.
I just purchased some of the (Artboard) wooden painting panels to try. This study was done on one I prepared with 2 coats Artboards gesso. I am going to experiment with these boards for the next few days.
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After Breakfast
oil on masonite

This is a color study from the smaller color study above, for a larger painting. Is there such a thing as too many studies? (Yikes! There must be engineering residue left in me. Call the de-contamination squad)


Darren Maurer said...

You're funny.

Ed Terpening said...

Love this painting, great color, interesting composition, light. Wow.

Anonymous said...

This reminds me of Fairfield Porter -- which I mean as the highest of praise. I love your paintings in general, but I'm especially fond of the roomscapes and views around your house. This one really knocked my socks off.

Anonymous said...

Just leaving a quick message to tell you how much I like that particular painting and how much I appreciate your blog. I like the way you approach your subject and the final results are awsome!

I've added your blog on my blogroll on blogline and will be watching everything you are going to do.

Anonymous said...

I like this a lot; great luminosity!

June Parrish Cookson said...

Hi Peter, I have to agree with Rachel regarding your roomscapes. I too am especially fond of them. They always lift my spirits!