July 28, 2010

Provencal sunset

I pulled another on out of the recycle pile and saved it from the dreaded gesso. Often in my older paintings I made good choices for the subject, but was unable to live up to my vision.

I put it up on the easel one more time before deciding to white it out, and decided it deserved more work, or it decided and convinced me.. 

As all my older paintings the original is acrylic.

Here is the state of it after two sessions . I am not happy with the sky yet, but the land is going in the right direction.

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Paintings by Peter Hobden


Detlef Cordes said...

I like this dialogue between the two of you.

Pete said...

Thanks for stopping by, Detlef. Yes you sometimes have to listen to the painting ;D

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

oh I love it! So much force, when I see a paint like thise one I become to wonnt to paint immediately, give me inspiration

very good

nouvelles couleurs - vienna atelier said...

sorry for my english... I wrote my comment to faast

Pete said...

Thank you very much Laura.