How to paint a perfect painting.
I had the nicest experience the other day. A woman came into the gallery who had just come off a week's workshop in Coupeville studying painting. She proceeded to tell me why Pete's paintings are so wonderful. This painting called "Beach Cabins" is a prime example of what she was talking about.
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Pete leads the viewer through the painting to the focal point (the houses at the back of the painting), adds details that balance the paintings with dark and light and uses light to accentuate something in the painting that is joyful to the eye. I loved her sharing her new insights about what good painters do! And boy does he do it well. Come see this painting and more at the upcoming show in August!