Friday, May 08, 2009

Urban Landscape Award

As mentioned in my previous post, I attended the California Art Club's 98th Annual Gold Medal Exhibition at the Pasadena Museum of California Art. It was a very exciting evening, I got to see allot of old friends and meet some new ones. There was a bunch of great artwork in the show, and I feel very honored that my painting, "Looking Inward", won the award for Urban Landscape, sponsored by Art Ltd. Magazine.

That's Christopher Slatoff (left), myself, Peter Adams (CAC President), and David Gallup

"South Rock, Laguna" 10 x 12 inches, oil on canvas.
In contrast from my urban landscape work, and to keep the blog updated with new paintings, this is "South Rock, Laguna", 10 x 12 inches, oil on canvas. I executed it on location with my painting pal Bill Wray a while back, then finished it in the studio. I've got a handful of plein-air pieces that I'll post here in the future.

Pictured below is "Above Torrey Pines Beach", oil on board, approximately 20 x 28 inches. This is one of my favorite areas here in San Diego, I enjoy hiking along the trails at Torrey Pines State Reserve, and do a little bit of plein-air painting there when I get a chance. It's a departure from my typical studio work, but I enjoy getting out and soaking in the sun when I can. It's only a ten minute drive from my house, and a big reason why I moved to SD. Doing plein-air painting helps me keep an eye for color and forces me to work faster... and as a studio painter, I often feel cooped up, it's nice to get outside.

20 comments:

susan hong-sammons said...

Hey Tony, Really amazing paintings and wonderful blog. Congrats!!! on the excellent award and exhibition.

Marian Fortunati said...

Hi Tony,
I really enjoyed your painting when I saw it in the Gold Medal Show!! It made me smile.

Congratulations on your well deserved award --- especially wonderful since it was in such a prestigious show!!!

L.Holm said...

thanks for visiting and your kind comments, Tony. congrats on your awards!
Your landscapes are beautiful...looking forward to seeing more. :-) Liz

Mike Manley said...

hey congrats Tony, that's good news!

tonypetersart said...

Thank you, Susan! And I'll try not to be so slow with the blog updates.

tonypetersart said...

Marian,

Glad you got to see the show. Wasn't it cool?! Among others, I especially liked the Ray Roberts piece, and my friend Ignat's painting that also won an award.

tonypetersart said...

Liz,

Thanks! I've got plenty around the studio that I haven't had a chance to post, but I'll try to be better about that!

tonypetersart said...

Much appreciated, Mike. And thanks again for driving us up to see the Wyeths at the Brandywine Museum! That stuff is still in my head... what a pilgrimage.

Brothergrimm said...

Good work! That particular one at the top deserves some great kudos!

mckelveystudio said...

Congrats Tony,

I love that piece and you deserved to win an award!

tonypetersart said...

Thanks, BG, I thought I might keep that particular painting for myself.

tonypetersart said...

Much appreciated, mckelveystudio, glad you liked it! Of all the paintings I've done in my career, this self-portrait is very special to me.

Eric Merrell said...

Hey Tony, great to see you yesterday at the museum. I'll have to try and get down your way soon, head out for some painting.

Jamar said...

Congrats Tony! I love that piece.

tonypetersart said...

Hey Eric,

Let's do it!

tonypetersart said...

Jamar,

Thanks! It was good hanging out with you guys in Philly. Glad we got to see the museums, and we didn't even get carjacked while photographing the seedier side of Philly!

jeremie lederman said...

It's no surprise. I think we've talked about that piece a number of times. Given the significance of what came out of you, what that painting began in you, and the overall solid quality of the actual work...

Very nice job! It was not a lucky draw, it was preparation that found opportunity.

tonypetersart said...

Thanks Jeremie!

Andrew said...

Really great work..

Thank you very much...

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