March 29, 2010

Tree Dancer - face problems

I chose to redo the face so I flatened it and laid down the features again. My great attention to correct proportions resulted in less character. I have to let it dry now to inject some life into the dancer.



Paintings by Peter Hobden

March 22, 2010

Dancer - Now and Later

This how my dancer is now. I am more or less happy with the background and composition, but the position and expression of the head does not satisfy me.

I played around in photoshop on the photograph of my painting to see what I wanted to change.


The painting as it is now:



















Detail of head now:

 


And how I am thinking of changing it:
head slightly more tilted forward and eyes looking down a bit more.



Paintings by Peter Hobden

March 20, 2010

Tree dancer painting in process

This is my painting in process. It's beginning to look ok, but still some work to do.

Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm


Detail
Paintings by Peter Hobden

March 18, 2010

Cinema painting re-photographed

As someone is probably getting this as a birthday present, I re-photographed this painting from 2007. I had changed the sky since posting on my web site and I wanted her to validate the change. The colors are much truer to the original.
 

Acrylic on canvas 65 x 50 cm.

 

detail

 detail

 

Paintings by Peter Hobden

March 8, 2010

Waiting Moment

A painting I had put aside some months ago, not sure if I wanted to call it finished. I took a good look at it today, and it suits me fine. So it's finished.

Waiting Moment
Oil in canvas
50 x 40 cm

Paintings by Peter Hobden

March 7, 2010

To Sleep

This one is finished now. I should oil it down and re-photograph to deepen the darks and then varnish.


Oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm
Paintings by Peter Hobden

March 5, 2010

Two Worlds - proper photograph

I took a new photograph by the rules - two flood flashes at 45° - of my Two Worlds painting.
The colors are more true to the original.
(click pic to see larger)
oil on canvas - 50 x 65 cm
Paintings by Peter Hobden

March 2, 2010

Three men at the market - in process

Working on this one now, still a way to go. I like how its turning out, its beginning to get more tactile.





detail shows some of the texture


Paintings by Peter Hobden

March 1, 2010

Three to finish

These 3 paintings have been lying around for a while. Must finish.

 Pont de la Machine 
80 x 60 cm
 

Three men at the market
80 x 60 cm

The Neptune
40 x 50 cm
Paintings by Peter Hobden