Monday, March 31, 2008

Daily Painting Practice - Practice Demonstration

Tuesday Night I am giving a talk and Demo at the Bellevue Artists Association. The talk is about Daily Painters, blogging and selling on Ebay. THe Demo is how I do a typical daily painting practice piece. The speaking part I will work on tomorrow. I have only done this demo /talk thing once before so I need a little practice to help me organize what it is I am going to do.

I thought I would demo how I used to paint when I started my daily painting practice blog.
For those of you who have read this blog for a long time, you may remember how I use to show the set up and the progress shot at the same time. Here's a look at the composition in abstract shapes of light and dark. If it holds your attention here you should be good to go.
I went back to the wipe off method I used for a while. This is fun but I get so much paint on me. I hope they enjoy watching me cover the canvas more than how I cover myself.
Something strange and mystical starting happening to my painting of the pear. I wasn't paying attention to the drawing side of things and didn't notice what was happening until I was finished...
click on the image to enlarge the painting

The Magical Floating Pear
original mistake by Peter Yesis
oil on canvas board

The pear looks like it is starting to float away. I was so engrossed in laying in the thick paint I never went back to check the position of the pear. This was a good lesson for tomorrow. Maybe I'll bring it along and show them. You never learn more than when you make a mistake....still, it looks pretty,floating in the air that way.


René PleinAir said...

Okay, what's the time and address?!

Another little "juweeltje" Peter!
Simple but ow so nice.

Marilyn M. King said...

Or it could be a dying pear balloon. The helium is almost gone.
Still great demo, I learned a lot about your set up and others will learn that you are a very confident and humble guy, willing to share just about all you have. No, not flirting -very happily married. Love all your work - a daily practices subscriber.

Kathy Jurek said...

You're going to do great tonight, Peter. I'm looking forward to it.

Peter Yesis said...

Thanks all.

Rene- I don't think your bike will make it across the Atlantic. It would be great to see you though. Perhaps some day we will be able to paint together.

Marilyn- I love the pear balloon idea. It does look like it is coming in for a landing. Glad you are enjoying the blog.

Kathy- tonight should be fun. I may change the pear to an apple. This pear is almost over ripe.

Anonymous said...

Peter - there is no way I can make it to your demo and talk. Would it be possible to record - even just the audio part - of your talk and make it available for sale? I would love to be a successful daily painter - but am sorely lacking in the "how to" department. I put a couple of paintings on eBay and thought I did everything right - but not even 1 person looked at them! I don't know how to get 'found.' I need help. Maybe the audio could even be a download? or something like that...

Larry Seiler said...

nice step by step demo you put on here for folks...

Peter Yesis said...

Sorry Nathalie- I don't have a recording of the demo. As far as help on Ebay make sure you place it in the right category. or mutiple categories. It costs a little more but you get more people to see the work.

Larry - Thanks, Someday I may get around to doing a video.