April 29, 2011

Fruit Stall - Pushing myself to paint

I pretty much forced my self to start this painting, as I was getting a bit depressed at not finding a subject which motivated me to paint. I know it's not a good idea to let that kind of situation last, so I selected from among my "possibles" and just pushed myself to start.

Somewhat  contrary to expectations it is turning out quite well and the motivation rises as I go on.

Just another illustration that you have to keep on turning up and do your stuff even if you have resistance through lack of motivation. The beginning can be a bit of a grind, but with luck, the impulses will wake up as you go.

Trust the process.

This is after my third session (day) in a row and is even advancing quite fast.

50x40 cm oil on canvas
session 3 -click image to see larger

 session 2 -click image to see larger
  
session 1 -click image to see larger
Paintings by Peter Hobden

April 15, 2011

Lush sunset - my current painting

After my first two sessions on this painting, I am enjoying my self , it is a very tactile feeling painting to paint. It lends itself to letting go. Do check the the larger images by clicking, it's always worth it.

oil on canvas 50 x 40 cm
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a detail
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Paintings by Peter Hobden

April 4, 2011

Two more sessions on "Meditation" painting

Two more sessions, going a bit thicker and dryer on the paint in the last (leftmost) one. I would like to finish off quite thick if I can manage it, it always feels a bit daunting on portraits.

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Paintings by Peter Hobden