July 29, 2010

Good news and bad news

The good news is that the painting is getting close to as good as it can.I went at the sky with a painting knife, it was too quiet.  I will however let it think overnight (and longer if necessary). It will let me know what needs doing, if anything.

The bad news is that I discovered a tear in another painting; I am in the process  of repairing.
So it goes...


Detail - click image to see larger

The painting - click image to see larger

Paintings by Peter Hobden

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

July 14, 2010

Shout - stormy skies

The sky has morphed into an impending storm.

Paintings by Peter Hobden

July 13, 2010

More Progress on the Shout (detail)

The animal is really coming out now...

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Paintings by Peter Hobden

July 8, 2010

Another session on "The Shout!"

I am going back over the face to give it a bit of grit & texture; again, I was going too smooth for my taste on the features. Took  a bigger brush and went at it a bit drier and a bit more boldly. It's going in the right direction... maybe

Here's a detail to see the texture:

and the full painting... oops, left a paper towel in front at bottom...
Paintings by Peter Hobden