Sunday, April 27, 2008

Day's End


"Day's End" is 22 x 22 inches, oil on canvas. The view is in Pasadena, looking west on Walnut, very close to my old studio. When I started this piece, I did a little sketch with a cloudy sky. But as the painting progressed, I couldn't bring myself to change the effect that I got with the simplicity that you see here, the large mass of yellow, fading up into the darkening evening sky. It's in stark contrast from the bluish dark foreground. The view made me think of my drive home in my Art Center College days.

This painting is at the Timmons Gallery in Rancho Santa Fe, along with a handful of other pieces I recently brought down there.

11 comments:

Brothergrimm said...

Nice blending in your yellows, and in your cloud. Makes for a nice way to end the day.

Rubin Hirschbeck said...

wow !- I really love this painting!

tonypetersart said...

Hi BG,

Thanks! It's all about simplification... less is more.

tonypetersart said...

Hey Rubin,

Welcome to my blog, glad you like the painting!

Ambera said...

Hi Tony!
I'm loving your art work, it's really amazing. Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving such a nice compliment, I'll be back to see your work again soon!
Cheers,
ambera

tonypetersart said...

Hey Ambera,

THANKS!

David Lobenberg said...

It has a wonderful warm and peaceful end of the day feeling for me. I like it! Connected to your blog from W. Wray's.

tonypetersart said...

Hi David, glad you like it! Hope you visit my blog again soon.

fergaldavey said...
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fergaldavey said...

i love this! the sky is so vivid...your work is excellent. it reminds me of edward hopper , no bad thing.

Andrew said...

That's sounds really good...



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