Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Picnic Tables


This is "Michelle and Rocky", 16 x 20 inches, oil on canvas. I've been experimenting more with adding new meaning to my work, I want to be more diverse in my story telling abilities. After my trip to the Louvre in 2006, I felt a deeper need to paint the figure, so I've worked with a few models since then. This picnic table is in a park close to where I live, and I'd often wanted to paint it.

This is a smaller painting that I started on location, or "plein-air". It's called "Picnic For Crows", 12 x 16 inches, oil on canvas. My painting on location started with the picnic table on the sand, I set up my easel at a beach in Encinitas and got a good start on it. Later in the studio, I added the crows eating my picnic... the image reminded me of a couple of crotchety old art dealers I used to know in Pasadena.

8 comments:

milindmulick said...

very good work here
Nice to have found you..cheers

Daron said...

Hey thanks! I always really enjoy looking at your stuff!

tonypetersart said...

Hi Milindmulick,

Glad you like my work, hope you stop by my blog again!

tonypetersart said...

Hey Daron,

Much appreciated, you've got some really nice work on your blog too!

Kim VanDerhoek said...

I like seeing both of these together. They almost seems like a series. Now I'm imagining what other moments the picnic bench would be a witness to...

I'm really enjoying the narrative in your paintings Tony!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Kim, I appreciate the positive feedback on my experimentations. It feels a little awkward trying new things, but each piece offers an opportunity for my to learn something and make the next painting even better.

Rob Carey said...

Great site- love your work, brings me back to CA.

Andrew said...

That's really amazing..

Thank you very much...

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