Saturday, September 22, 2012

Dreaming Peter, Painting Inspired by Peter Max by k Madison Moore

Dreaming Peter

Painting with The Masters
Art within Art Series

11 x 14 Interiors Oil Painting


I don't paint with Peter Max too often as he is a living
artist. That said when I do I try not to paint too close to
his work and just let his paintings inspire what I want to
do with them to make them my own. 

The main character is my impression of his Lounging
Lady with Flowers. Really so different but similar.
The right wall mural and back wall paintings are from
two of my favorite Peter Max ladies.

I just found the beach scene by Peter and with my
changes thought it would create a great mood for
this composition.

Colors in the floor were also inspired from a clip
of another Max painting. I wasn't sure if the floor 
was going to work but I do like it a lot. So colorful!

Shuffled drawers, high heels and bag, a nice scarf
and a great decanter of wine made for nice details.
Not to mention the lovely floral pillows!
Hum...wonder where I could buy them since
they came from my imagination. lol!

Our three ladies here all look so dreamy, hence the
Dreaming Peter

Peter Max (born Peter Max Finkelstein, October 19, 1937) is a German-born Jewish American illustrator and graphic artist. At first, works in this style appeared on posters and were seen on the walls of college dorms all across America. Max then became fascinated with new printing techniques that allowed for four-color reproduction on product merchandise.
Read More About Peter Max

Peter Max was born in Berlin in 1937 but his family moved to China when he was still very young. In fact the young Max would move frequently with his family, learning about a variety of cultures throughout the world while traveling from Tibet to Africa to Israel to Europe until his family moved to the U.S. In American Max was trained at the Art Students League, Pratt Institute, and the School of Visual Arts, all in New York. After closing his design studio in 1964, Peter began creating his characteristic paintings and graphic prints.

One of the most famous of all living artist's, Peter Max is also a pop culture icon. His bold colors, uplifting images and an uncommon artistic diversity have touched almost every phase of American culture and has inspired many generations.

Peter Max has painted for six U.S. Presidents and his art is on display in Presidential Libraries and in U.S. Embassies.


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