Wednesday, July 16, 2008

City Train

Another painting that I did a while ago, but recently re-worked. "City Train" is 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas. I piled alot more paint onto this one, threw a shadow across the foreground to add a level of depth, cleaned up the bridge, and edited out a few other things. Made the cityscape in the background a little more smokey, I always love an atmospheric haze in the air of a painting. The scene reminded me of one of Monet's paintings at the D'Orsay in Paris.




15 comments:

David Lobenberg said...

Ya ain't so bad at freeways yourself...sweet! Why didn't I take some photos during all the forest fire generated smoky days we had here in the Sacramento Valley?

VanDerHoekArt said...

The shadow you added in this one was a nice subtle touch. Without it you are right, it wouldn't have as much depth as it does now. Good choice. I'd be curious to see this one before the changes. Do you have it posted on your blog anywhere?

Daron said...

Your paintings are really nice! I love the colors!

william wray said...

Nice impovements , I like the background very much. Love the fluttery buttery strokes. Better stop, I'm horny now.

tonypetersart said...

Hey David, thanks for stopping by! A camera lens often misses out on the subtlties of color in a hazy sky, you really have to invent it from memory and imagination in a painting.

tonypetersart said...

Hi vanderhoekart, glad you like it! If you look into my older posts, you should find the previous version there. Sometimes a painting needs to sit around for a while before I really know how to make it work. I almost never get a painting done in one sitting, my fovorite paintings to look at show some struggle.

tonypetersart said...

Daron,

Much appreciated! You can almost say that in painting, all one needs to know is that there are warm colors and cool colors. I enjoy playing with them.

tonypetersart said...

Hey Bill, glad to know that my painting turns you on!

jeremie lederman said...

one unique specimen examines another....

eric merrell said...

Hey Tony, I say we have a paint-out down at the train yards. Just need to have someone on zombie-watch.

tonypetersart said...

Jeremie,

Hope you're doing well, bro, thanks for stopping by!

tonypetersart said...

Eric,

I've tried painting on location by the L.A. River and the train yards a few times... it's more than just zombies and crack-heads that get on your nervers there. The place is so dirty that I feel like I need a shower before getting back into my car. But if you want to attempt a paint-out there, I'm in!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love train and cityscape paintings. You do them well.
The one in the bottom photo reminds me of Trevor Chamberlain, who does wonderfully loose, atmospheric paintings. In his book, Oil Painting Pure and Simple, there's a painting of a train station that is absolute bliss. I wish I could get a better look at yours.
Nice work!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

duh, Monet :::slappin' meself:::::

Andrew said...

That's really amazing...

Thank you..
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