Sunday, October 07, 2007

Medieval Times and others



A 5x7 PA sketch.



A 5x7 PA sketch.



A 12x6 PA of the "Medieval Times" building at the C.N.E.



An 8x10 copy experiment of a Richard Scmid PA. Trying to get that overcast light feeling.



A 6x8 from around the corner. Tree = OK, mailbox = not so OK.



A 1hr 6x8 PA of some corner store. Had some interesting light effects that day. I think the light side of the building is ok, but the side in shadow is a little bit soft (oh well...can only get so much done in 1hr :D ) I'll prob rework this at home.

16 comments:

Slim Johnson said...

Really nice, Michael --- love those panoramic views. Steve

rob ijbema said...

michael,there is NO stopping you...glorious!!
all the different ellements
stand out and yet fit in

Stefan Nuetzel said...

Amazing that these are so small. I like every one of them very much. I think the mail box is also okay. The variety of colors you achieve is great. Do you still work with the limited palette?
I see that you are very much aware of the point you want to make and establish a strong focal point.

stranded said...

Hi! very nice paintings! I love the colours you use in your paintings! impressive!

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks Slim, the panoramics are something newe to me.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Rob, I hope there's no stopping me :D . If I make enough paintings, a style has to emerge.... right?!

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks Stefan. The one with the mailbox caused a bit of grief, just because I did't think I had nailed it. Lately, I've abandoned my limited colour approach and just gone back to a fuller palette (i.e. two yellows, reds, ultra blue, virid, and transp oxide).

n. rhodes harper said...

Wow your paintings are wonderful. You nailed the Richard Schmid style. I love the texture and your brilliant mixing of colors. I just found your blog today. Very inspirational.

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C. Ousley said...

Great work. I really like the corner one with the brick building. Your Schmid lesson looks nice and overcast.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks Stranded!

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks Chris.. I'd be lying if I said I don't have a bit of a formula for those reddish type brick buildings in sunlight! The Schmid one was fun too.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Hi N.Rhodes. Thanks for the great review! I appreciate the comments. I see you have some nice urban studies on your blog also.

Jennifer McChristian said...

Michael,

You've been busy swishing that brush around ;-)
What a stunning group of paintings!! My fave is the corner store. You rock!

Michael Pieczonka said...

Hi Jennifer, Thanks a ton... I've been getting paint on everything lately!

marcobucci said...

these are awesome. especially the medieval times panoram!

A Reason to Paint said...

There is some nice work here; I like your loose style.