Monday, August 28, 2006

La Paloma Theater


This one is fresh off the easel, it's called "La Paloma Theater". Oil on canvas, 24x36 inches. The building is located on the Pacific Coast Highway here in San Diego. I believe the specific area is actually called Encinitas. Anyway, the day I drove by it for the first time, it struck me as something that I simply had to paint. The marquee had some other movie title on it, but I replaced it with "Some Like It Hot", a Marilyn Monroe movie that took place here in San Diego. Yes, the pigeons are eating popcorn.

11 comments:

harold hollingsworth said...

nice composition, and I like the marquee change, seems very opposites attract.

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Harold. I used to rely heavily on my photo refrence, but I've grown to hate that kind of painting. I'm making efforts to change... using heavier paint, softer edges, and trying to have more fun with my subject and it's content.

miles said...

that theater is in my home town of Encinitas - it's one of the oldest buildings around that area...great painting man! DUDE!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Miles. Since I brought the painting to the gallery, everyone has been telling me about the theater's history. Back in the day, they used to have couches to sit on in there while watching a movie.

todd said...

Your work is like Edaward Hopper meets Thomas Hart Benton, really cool style!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Todd. I love those guys.

william wray said...

A nice one Tony, very clean, light and airy. Kudos!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Bill. Good luck on your show!

william wray said...

thanks but I'm going to be in town for another week so your stuck with me.

tonypetersart said...

Yeah, but I'm leaving on vacation. See ya when I get back.

Andrew said...

Itz really worth seeing..

Thanks for sharing...


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