September 30, 2010

Another revival

Here is another revisit to an old painting. It was originally painted in  February 2008. I think my instincts were good  but of course my technique was less able to translate my vision at the time. So rather than trash the painting, as the subject still seems good , I decided to revive it.

The original was painted in acrylic on canvas. The size is 60 x 80 cm. Nothing fundemental has changed but the play of light is much better now. I still haven't determined exactly how to best treat the patch at the end of the path yet.

 The revival is in oils directly on top of the acrylic which I lighty sanded to roughen the surface and better hold the oils.

The revival is not quite finished yet but the comparison is already telling.

Before ---

After ----

Paintings by Peter Hobden


Detlef Cordes said...

Much more contrast now, even in the emotions I experience looking at the different parts of the painting. I'm standing in a damp, cool shadow, shivering, pleased to know to be able to step into the golden sunlight soon.

Another Proust feeling in the light on the tree trunks ;)

Pete said...

D├ęcidemment, ce Proust...! I don't think I have read any Proust since about 30 years. But happy to evoke an ambiance the reminds.

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