Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Sorry about the long down-time. I had a plein air trip to Sonora and my digital camera was having fits!




on the burner....

10" x 8" oil on linen

12 comments:

Donald Yatomi said...

the teapot on the stove is absolutely gorgeous! brush strokes, color, just flawless.....this kitchen appliance thing is very becoming...

william wray said...

Both are nice. But the Tea pot is a show stopper.

PleinEric said...

Thanks guys... I'm really having fun with the kitchen pieces. It's nice to feel like you can take your time and plan compared to a plein air piece or a limited figure pose. I'm actually spending the same amount of time on them - it's just the 'knowing' that I can take all the time I want that is nice.

eric

C. Ousley said...

Nice nudie and color. Got here via Wray's last post. I like your palete.

PleinEric said...

Thank you. My palette has changed from a bright and saturated plein air palette to a more somber and earthy one since painting indoors. Funny how our tastes change over time.

silvina said...

I love the figure! the strong shadow against the mint green blanket is nice. I like where you placed the figure on the canvas. and it just wouldn't be as striking without the red pillow.

PleinEric said...

Thanks Silvina...

I always try for a nice composition and the mint green was invented so I'm glad you thought the choice worked out!

C. Ousley said...

Thanks for the visit. I will be back to check you out.

A Reason to Paint said...

Love the kitchen pieces; even though you describe being able to plan these compared to your plein air work, you have achieved a work that suggests a 'found' still life.

I notice you have Joseph Zbukvic on your links. I attended one of his demos a few weeks back and was very impressed with the speed with which he created a large painting full of light and colour.

PleinEric said...

Hi Trecia,

Nice web site you have...

Thanks for the compliment. It is a fine line when composing my "kitchen still lifes". I am usually inspired by the way pans or whatever object is catching, absorbing, and reflecting light. I'll usually re-arrange the items for a more interesting composition while aiming at a "found" look.

I am consistently impressed with the work of Joseph Zbukvic. His paintings are so fresh. The drawing is really nice too! I hope you enjoyed the workshop..

Thanks again,
Eric

paintopolis said...

That teapot sings, Eric -- very nice. -- Kevin

PleinEric said...

Thanks Kevin... I like that phrase!