Thursday, March 29, 2007

Los Angeles Winter


After a friend told me that I paint "all warm paintings", I thought I'd try to proove him wrong with this piece and the "Stockton Landscape" posted below. This one is called "Los Angeles Winter", it is 20 x 20 inches, oil on canvas. It is just east of downtown LA, over the 4th Street bridge by the train yards.

7 comments:

Brothergrimm said...

You've well-proved them wrong, haven't you? It's very cool, and I love the atmospheric cityscape.

tonypetersart said...

Hey BG,
I've been looking at Maynard Dixon's landscapes. So I tried to treat the forms in a graphic way like his, including the clouds. But not being slavishly devoted, I threw a milky glaze over those buildings in the background.

william wray said...

I still think it has enough warms to not be a Blue painting. My opinion is a good paintng should be ballanced between warm and cool.

tonypetersart said...

Bill,
Yeah, we might say the warm/cool formula is similar in ratio to the value formula (as according to Steve Huston)... 2 lights and a dark, or two darks and a light.

If that makes any sense. Well balanced being the point.

June Parrish Cookson said...

Hi Tony,

Warm, cool, balanced, -- it's alright by me. You're works are superb!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks June!

Andrew said...

Really mind blowing.....

Thanks for sharing..
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