Monday, July 10, 2006

The Girl Next Door



Although I started this one nearly a year ago, I just recently finished it. At first, I wasn't all that pleased with it, untill last week when I re-worked it. I'm much more satisfied with it now, I even re-named it "The Girl Next Door". It is 18x24 inches, oil on canvas.

I've been a fan of Edward Hopper for a long time now. I have too many favorite painters to name, but he's certainly toward the top of my list. I had him in mind when I was working on this one, this neighborhood is just like the kind he would have painted back in the 1940's. It is located in the old University Heights area, just east of downtown San Diego.

5 comments:

Jesse said...

It's both pleasant and oddly creepy at the same time. I think that twisted tree over shadowing the houses makes it feel somewhat ominous.

Good stuff.

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Jesse. I love the spooky and whimsicle juxtaposition in an artwork.

william wray said...

I love Wimsicles, they tase like a ice cream fantasy.

william wray said...

Thanks, I'm here all week, But seriously, I like the lighting on the house very much.

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