December 29, 2010

Night Café - in progress

The second painting I am working on still has a way to go. I'm happy with the general color light & texture, but I feel it needs some additional interest. To ponder...

45 x 55 cm
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detail
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

Sunshine Cinema

The first of the 2 paintings I'm working on is almost finished. A few details to tie up.

I'm happy with the feel of it, luscious blue/yellow/orange light and shade. A nice instance of life.

60 x 50 cm - oil on canvas
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detail
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

December 27, 2010

Another session on two paintings - digging deep.

I worked on both these paintings again today. I was nicely able to short circuit my "higher" brain functions today at the right times, and was digging deep. Well satisfied with how they are going. Still a way to go, but not too much, hopefully.

60 x 50 cm - oil on canvas
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38 x 45 cm - oil on canvas
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

December 23, 2010

Two new paintings started

The first painting (cinema) has had two sessions (not including the drawing) and the second has had one.
The secod painting, Night Café is the same subject as this drawing on my drawing blog

60 x 50 cm - oil on canvas
Session 2
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Session1
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Night Café
Oil on canvas - 38 x 45 cm
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

December 15, 2010

The Hesitant Juggler - possible finish

This is one painting where the result is approaching my vision of it. This is not always the case.
 
Finishing is a never ending  subject in painting, at least in mine. Quite possibly a painting is never finished, or it could have several finishes.

I am, in any case, calling it finished. What do you think?

The Hesitant Juggler
Oil on canvas - 60 x 50 cm
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Detail1
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Detail2
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

December 13, 2010

New smaller painting in the works

Another smaller painting started. Hoping to finish it for the christmas market next weekend.

24 x 30 cm - oil on birch
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

December 9, 2010

The Hesitant Juggler - a few sessions later

I'm happy with where this is going so far. Teasing out that emotion.


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Detail
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

December 7, 2010

The Hesitant Juggler - blocking in

Started a new painting after I did a sketch from one of my photographs.
What pulled me is the expression of anxious uncertainty the juggler has. It was all an act of course, but I am painting as if the emotion was real.

60 x 50 cm  - oil on canvas
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

December 2, 2010

Picking up the Summer Market

Changing paintings yet again, I resume with this one I had put aside last May. I was not happy with it at the time, but I was fairly sure I would have another round on it.

It still is a bit of a struggle, but the the time elapsed since I last worked on it does give a fresh perspective.

Marché, été
80 x 60 cm - oil on canvas
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

December 1, 2010

#Artswap - 2

In a previous post I showed the painting I was sending out  for #artswap ( organized by David Pringle @dpringle on twitter). Details of Artswap on David Pringle's site.

I have now received my piece pictured below. It is by Ellen Belshin. Here is her blog entry ( @Puttinondaglitz  on twitter).
It is titled "Urban Spires" and is in encaustic on birch panel 9" x 12".

Urban Spires by Ellen Belshin
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The back
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Paintings by Peter Hobden