Monday, March 09, 2009

March

Very Happy to report my painting "Spring Ice Break-Up" (oil on linen 10x12) was accepted into The Art Gallery of Peel's 36th Annual Juried Show. Opening Reception and Awards go down April 8 from 8-10 at the Peel Heritage Complex in Brampton.











21 comments:

Stephen Noble said...

You have a thing for tug boats don't you?

Jennifer McChristian said...

Gorgeous neutrals! Makes the red really stand out.
Another stunning piece!

Marco Bucci said...

this is a great one. Love the design you put into the ice. Great eye for subject matter too - I gotta get out there with ya.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Steve, so.. what's wrong with that? :o

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks Jennifer, appreciate it!

Michael Pieczonka said...

cheers Marco, we'll have to all get out there for a paintout this spring. ;)

Vicki Sergent said...

I always enjoy your work. I think of them as "plump little paintings," in part because they are usually tight crops where the entire frame is filled, and I can feel the dimensionality of the objects and buildings almost directly. In this series, I most enjoy the thing painting. I like the jigsaw puzzle aspect to the comp a lot. In a number of your earlier pieces, I get a kick out of the fact that you have very playfully placed things dead center then toyed with destabilizing the comp from there.

Stefan Nuetzel said...

I like the way you look at things and what you make out of it.

Marco Bucci said...

I'm totally copying your 'isolated vehicle sketches' idea now. There's something poetic about removing the element from its surroundings and just making the picture about that.

Michael Pieczonka said...
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Michael Pieczonka said...

Thank Stefan!

Michael Pieczonka said...

Hey Marco, rip it off all ya want!! I ripped it off someone else I'm sure LOL. Nice paintings from Van Island on your blog too.

cheers

Michael Pieczonka said...

Hi Vicki, Thanks for stopping by. You must be a clairvoyant, because your comment about having a focal point dead center, and then building around it is basically my thought process as I paint these. I'd like to employ somewhat more elaborate composition schemes, but haven't gotten there just yet! The "vw thing" (and I'm flattered you can tell it IS that) was a '69 I think?, and definitely was amidst a jigsaw of colour!

Vicki Sergent said...

Yeah, I see, representational Mondrians... (-: Also like the apple green pop top. I remember those--borrowed a friend's yellow one to move once!

Willy Ashworth said...

Just so classy!

Vicki Sergent said...

Congratulations on your painting's acceptance into the show!

D Zawalick said...

Hello Micheal,

It has been a while since we have been in touch, not since the "Old Penn Drive Days".
Was in touch with your brother and advised me to check out your site.

Love the Volkswagon Collection, you definently have an a original technique and the colours really compliment the vehicles.
What about a "Chevy Nova" LOL Remember that car?

Congratulations on your Site!

william wray said...

the VW truck one has real possiblitys you might do a bigger one...

william wray said...

the VW truck one has real possiblitys you might do a bigger one...

Michael Pieczonka said...

Hey Dave, wow.. long time no talk! I'm sure I was traumatized driving around in that Chevy Nova, so maybe that's where my appreciation of slightly better mechanical design comes from LOL. Thanks for the crit and checking this stuff out. :D

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks Bill, yeah that camper was a beaut. It's always around.. so I may go back and do something larger.