Monday, February 15, 2010

Wistful Painting Makes The Finals!

Online Gallery chose my recent painting "Wistful" in it's winners group for "Love's Labyrinth/Valentine" competition:

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Friday, February 05, 2010

Peter Worsley's Occasional Newsletter - Winter 2010

• To the left are thumbnails of paintings I have generated over the last few months. I try to paint every morning. To know more about each painting, explore the Recent Paintings section of my website.

• In addition, I have written several new articles about how I paint and related topics. A complete list appears in the left column of the faq/how I do it web page.

• My website has been reworked to make it easier for you to find things. Many additional paintings are now shown. Visit My Website, and begin your exploration.

• Each painting in the Galleries on my website now has a button linking to ImageKind, a print-on-demand organization, that makes available high quality prints and cards. With one click you may go to directly select and order copies of any of my paintings.

• To collect more material for future paintings, in October 2009 for three weeks my wife and me took an apartment in Florence, Italy. With this as a base, as we toured the local area and took side trips to Venice, Rome, Siena, Portofino, and Lucca. We returned with over 2,000 new reference photographs. Two of the resulting paintings are above, and begin my Italian Series.

• My next annual Open Studios Tour is now being planned. This year the Tour will be on the weekend before Labor Day, Saturday and Sunday, August 28 and 29, with a Gala Reception on the Friday evening, August 27. Please put these dates on your calendar. We have moved the timing because many out of town visitors found it difficult to obtain hotel reservations during Labor weekend.

• Artwork by all Tour artists will be on show for a month before the Tour, allowing you time to look at samples of each artist's work and choose the best use of your available time. More details will be available in a future newsletter.

• And of course, please come by and visit my studio at almost any time. Just call or email to set up an appointment.

Regards, Peter Worsley

Monday, January 18, 2010

"Wistful," The second in my Italian Scene series.

A young woman looks out of a window at the unseen activity below. Does she want to join them? Is she waiting for first sight of friend approaching? Or at someone leaving. It is for the viewer to decide. Only her wistful look is a clue to her thoughts.

This is the second painting in my new Italian series. I saw her looking out of the window, across the street from our Florence apartment. A few moments before she had been talking on her cell phone.

As usual, I took several consecutive photos and developed this painting from multiple images. The slanted format took some working out, but I feel it strengthened the focus on the figure.

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Saturday, January 02, 2010

I Have Upgraded My Website.

Over the last few weeks I have revamped my Website to make it easier to use, while adding many more paintings to the listings.

The changes include:

  • For each painting description web page, moving the link to order cards and prints into the left hand column.
  • This allows the painting web pages to be more compact and brings the small image links to other paintings in each series above the web page fold. This makes it easier to jump to another painting in the series without scrolling down the page.
  • Dividing all my paintings into: "Recent Paintings;" "Older Paintings;" and "Paintings In Private Collections." The latter greatly expanded group shows the great volume of my artwork already in private collections. While the Recent Paintings group separates out my newer work.
  • Adding two new articles: "On Oil Painting" which describes in detail the processes I use to develop my paintings; and "The Back Of Your Painting" which explains the markings and labels on the back of each painting.
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