January 28, 2008

Old landscape

This painting which I had put on my wall, but which has never quite satisfied me is back. I am trying to get to where i am satisfied. I like the overall painting, love the scene, but ...

Here is the state of it:

80 cm x 60 cm Acrylic on canvas






Paintings by Peter Hobden

New street scene

Currently on my easel is this street scene from near me. Stiil a way to go, but I'm happy with how it is developing70 cm x 50 cm
Paintings by Peter Hobden

January 21, 2008

Progress on self portiaits

Here is my latest self portrait from life, to show that the practice is beginning to pay off compared to my previous post



Paintings by Peter Hobden

Street housefront

This one is almost finished. It is acrylic on canvas 40 cm x 30 cm. The scene is from a street near where I live.
Paintings by Peter Hobden

January 12, 2008

Self-Portrait


This is a small canvas I am currently painting. It is on a 24 x 16 cm stretched canvas, and is done in acrylics, so far. I may finish it in oils, with which I am less familiar. People keep telling me "you should really try oils...", so ordered a selection of alkyd (faster drying) oils, which I have yet to try.



Paintings by Peter Hobden

Off my easel

This painting is one the ones I am working on. I have put it aside for a few days while I practice (self) portraits from life to improve my live drawing.
The tentative title is "Promenade automne"
It is an acrylic on canvas 60 cm x 80 cm.
Here is a detail to get an idea of the texture

Paintings by Peter Hobden