Fine and Graphic Arts

"A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul." ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There is a tactile pleasure to all medium, but I love to slide paint. Its feel in texture, volume and viscosity are like hand candy. Oil feels best." Peter Grabas July 2010


"You can't depend on your eyes if your imagination is out of focus" ~ Mark Twain


Painting Landscape

"I have always loved landscape and the outdoors. The eventual shift to landscape painting was primarily because of the amount of preperation for a figure painting and the caprice of people in posing far outweighed thrusting oneself into the outdoors and exploring through paint many of the same principles. I was able to double the amount of my output, although it was much more an activity of solitude. Then I went to Puerto Rico for Easter and my world exploded into inspiration." Peter Grabas November 2009

Painting Gallery -more images in August

Landscape Gallery
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