January 22, 2011

Grand Canal Night - in progress

This is my latest painting - in progress.

The under sketch and first session with some color are spontaneous and dynamic. The results at this stage often give me a feeling of strength. Considering this, I often wonder to what extent I can leave it like this.

Sometimes I go too far in "cleaning it up", and though the resulting painting is not lacking in merit, It loses some of that rawness. I still need to go somewhat further but can I keeep this power?

The first color session
45 x 35 cm Oil
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The under sketch in burnt umber
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Paintings by Peter Hobden


Annick McKenzie said...

like the freshnness of it ..you are top with night scene..so luminous Peter...love this...don't rush it...

Pete said...

Thanks Annick. I promise I will take my time ;)

Frank Zweegers said...

Beautiful work!