Tuesday, March 07, 2006
My First Post... THE LOS ANGELES SKY
After much spurring on by another artist friend (William Wray) I'm finally starting my own blog.
This painting is called "THE LOS ANGELES SKY" and it's 36x36 inches, oil on canvas. It will be included in my upcoming June show at The Tirage Gallery in Pasadena.
I really had fun with the color choices, the composition is inspired by Maynard Dixon and N.C. Wyeth. I'm a huge fanatic of art history and especially early 20th century American artists like them, Edward Hopper, George Bellows, Rockwell Kent, and numerous others. Anyway... I did this painting with a collector in mind (a law firm in Los Angeles). This law firm has purchased many of my paintings, they collect Los Angeles art, mostly recognizable locations. I felt that this painting has a unique drama, those looming clouds dwarfing the city below. I chose to depict an older area of Los Angeles, including an LA River bridge and City Hall.