Friday, June 06, 2008

Stockton Trains South and North


This painting is called "Stockton Trains South", it's oil on masonite, 16 x 24 inches. I intended to do these pieces as a pair, this one is with a cooler and more tonal palette. I loved how the concrete was so beat up and crumbling, and how it pulls the viewer into the painting. And the subtle mud puddles reflecting the telephone pole and railroad crossing sign.



This accompanying piece is called "Stockton Trains North", oil on masonite, 16 x 24 inches. Painting on masonite is a different challenge from painting on canvas, the surface is much more slick and makes for great transparency in the paint. I'll definitely try it again. I had fun with the warmer color in this one, had to do lots of glazing, and I did have to paint that sky three times to get it just right. But the clouds do add to the underlying zig-zag composition of the overall piece.

10 comments:

VanDerHoekArt said...

VERY cool train paintings! They have a nice rhythm with the repeating lines and train sections. And I really like the compositions, both are unique and unexpected. Beautiful, I like everything about these!

Alina Chau said...

cool train paintings!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks vanderhoekart, glad you like em!

tonypetersart said...

Hey alina, thanks!

Linda Warner Constantino said...

I like the strong abstract design appeal to your compositions. At the same time a solid feel for real space.

Linda

tonypetersart said...

Hi Linda,

Thanks for commenting on the compositions in these, I did painstakingly consturct the underlying rhythm of the scenes. It's also why I painted them as a pair.

william wray said...

Be nice to see these hanging side by side.

tonypetersart said...

Hey Bill!!

You'll see them hanging side by side in our show together at M.J. Higgins.

Alia El-Bermani said...

Hey Tony, Long time. I just found your link from W Wray's blog. Wow your work has come a long way. Love these train paintings. The tonal painting above is amazing. Nice to see your work after all these years. Happy Painting!

Andrew said...

That's sounds really good...



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