Friday, April 02, 2010


An 8x10 of few Albacores from St James Town Sailing Club at Cherry Beach, Toronto.

6x8 of the "Challenge" from Queens Quay West.

A waterfront fire boat from Queens Quay. 6x8.

An 8x10 of the "Challenge" from Queens Quay.

Some sort of large barn from earlier this week. 8x10

An 8x10 from yesterday of a nice farm near Stouffville, Ontario.

8x10 sketch from the other day. This a '69 ragtop Bug.

A 6x8 painting of one of those new fangled VW bugs.

An 8x10 of the "Crystal" on the north side of the ROM building in Toronto. A few touches added after.

An 8x10 sketch from today. Some sort of coach house in an alley.

Here's an 8x10 sketch of the CN Tower from the other day.


Jesus Estevez said...

I like both of them

Michael Pieczonka said...

Rock on.. thanks Jesus!

Bruce Sherman said...

Hi Michael!... Missed your postings... but happy to say they're better than ever... in my humble opinion... more finish and structure! Beautiful tone ...value and colour

Great work!

Good Painting!
Bruce Sherman

Michael Pieczonka said...

Hey Bruce, Thanks a lot. I'm tryin to push the drawing and structure!!


william wray said...

My fave is the tower as I like the slash simple building below...

Vicente Herrero said...

Soft lights, harmonious intonations and delicate instinct for composition and choice of issues.

Jesus Estevez said...

I continuing liken them up to the moment , May the 9 th.Cheers

Erik said...

Awesome stuff Michael, so much to see!
May I ask you what colors you use as most of your paintings seem to have a warm glow.

Fábio Cembranelli said...

Hi Michael, as usual you produce a lovely feeling of light! Your work is truly inspiring.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Fabio, thanks a lot... I'm trying hard to capture that light!

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

Hi Erik, thanks for checkin' my work out, great stuff on your blog as too. I'd say the colours I'm using most these days are limited to 6 or 7 plus white. They are:

Cad lemon (rembrant)
Cad yellow dark (rembrant)
Terra rosa (W&N)
Cad red med (W&N)
Ultramarine Blue (W&N)
Viridian (rembrant)
Burnt sienna (rowney)

Zinc white (rowney)

cheers, Mike

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks too Bill, Vicente, and Jesus!

Stefan Nuetzel said...

I really can´t decide which I like best. My favourites are the boats. Your sense and use of color is so wonderful and creates always a very specific mood.

Michael Pieczonka said...

Thanks for stoppin' in Stefan, It was a pretty poductive spring as far as getting out.