May 5, 2013

Umbrellas - further on in painting process

The painting continues. First a couple of sessions with more spontaneity than precision, often a good way to start I find. Then raising the strength of the colors to bring out the effect of the sunlight and shade.

A bit more time, but not too much, on the two figures and it will be about finished.
See the finished painting on my web site PeterHobden.com





 A detail, if you click to see larger it should be close to life size, to appreciate the brush strokes

Paintings by Peter Hobden

May 1, 2013

Umbrellas in the Park

While I am waiting to finish the characters on "Rainy Day in Makati" , I started my next painting. No sure title for the time. I am calling it "Umbrellas in the Park" ; this time in the beating tropical sun.

I put down a Purple-ish blue under coat in acrylic because there will be a lot of yellowish green foliage. I like, if I can, to use an under coat that is somewhat complementary to the dominant colors on the final result.




Paintings by Peter Hobden

Rainy day in Makati .

Almost there. The people waiting to cross are emerging. A few more strokes for them....


Oil on thick canvas board - 24" x 20"
See the finished painting on my web site PeterHobden.com
Paintings by Peter Hobden