Friday, January 18, 2008

PALMS ON WILSHIRE and Chinese Kitchen

This is "Palms on Wilshire" oil on canvas, 24 x 36 inches. I barely finished it in time for my show, I'm actually bringing it to the gallery with me for opening night.



This is "Chinese Kitchen", it is 22 x 28 inches, oil on canvas. I've been putting the figure into alot of my new works, as will be seen in the future.

9 comments:

A Reason to Paint said...
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A Reason to Paint said...

I really like Chinese Kitchen; it offers a snapshot of life I would not normally see.

Brothergrimm said...

Cool job on the steam in the kitchen! Your figures have a very natural look, like you jumped into the kitchen and surprised them by painting their expression in a split second.

tonypetersart said...

Thanks A.R.T.P.,

It's my neighborhood Chinese restaurant, but I actually had to invent alot in this painting.

tonypetersart said...

Hey BG, thanks! Glad you think the figures feel natural... I'm cautiously stepping into the new territory of painting the figure again.

william wray said...

The CK painting has a big impact when you see it in person, a highlight of the show. I also liked the big bridge one.

tonypetersart said...
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tonypetersart said...

Thanks Bill, both pieces have a rather tonal quality. I feel that working with the gray palette helps me to emphasize the values for drama. Not always relying on color for impact is a good exercise.

Andrew said...

Great work..keep going..

Thanks for sharing...


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