Tuesday, April 24, 2007

FOX THEATER, WESTWOOD


In an attempt to paint a successful nocturne, I chose a view that I already painted in the daytime. This is "FOX THEATER, WESTWOOD", it is 20 x 30 inches, oil on canvas.

Westwood Village is a stone's throw from the UCLA campus, there are a bunch of great old art deco movie theaters in walking distance from one another. Plus I actually just visited the Armond Hammer Museum in Westwood on Friday and saw their collection of Daumier paintings. Anyway... I'm satisfied with how this painting turned out, especially the color. Nocturnal paintings often get too dark when the painter relies too much on his photo refrence and not his color memory.

13 comments:

Brothergrimm said...

It's got a great nostalgic feeling. The picture itself seems to take me back about 70-80 years.

william wray said...

Great painting, good times at that AH Permanent collection. Their loss was our gain to see the Daumiers come out of storage.

tonypetersart said...

Thanks BG, I do love that art deco stuff.

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Bill, those Daumiers topped any that I'd ever seen in person, even in Europe.

Michelle Smith said...

This is really nice.

tonypetersart said...

I appreciate it Michelle.

alex schaefer said...

Hi Tony! Nice to see you here and at the PMCA. Great work... I linked to your blog.

tonypetersart said...

Hey Alex, I linked your blog to mine as well. You've got some really nice artwork on there.

The Gold Medal Show was cool... this was the first year that I actually found myself really optimistic when they were giving out awards. Maybe next year that urban landscape award will be MINE.

AJ said...

Very 1930s! Love it!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks, AJ, I appreciate it!

Jeremie Lederman said...

i'm not sure I can express how impressed I am with the colors and tones you captured. You are very correct in the 'color memory' comment. Awesome piece of work!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Jeremie, I'm in love with night painting, I'm working on more.

Andrew said...

Really mind blowing.....

Thanks for sharing..
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