Monday, July 13, 2009

Arroyo Freeway Exit


"Arroyo Freeway Exit" is 12 x 16 inches, oil on canvas. I've painted another bridge on the 110 freeway before, the freeway itself is an historic engineering landmark between downtown LA and Pasadena. Constructed between 1938 and 1940, the parkway was designed for people to slowly drive along at 35mph and take in the view, considered to be leisurely and scenic. The old bridges on this stretch of road are amazing, I first saw them as I headed up to Pasadena to start college at the Art Center, they forever remained etched in my memory. This particular exit (31A) is for Orange Grove Avenue, early on a Sunday morning, a rare occasion without allot of other cars.

6 comments:

Gary Keimig said...

Very nice painting. You have really captured the feeling of place.

Don said...

Tony, I love your work! Very cool stuff.

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tonypetersart said...

Thanks Gary!

tonypetersart said...

Hi Don, much appreciated!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Isn't that the oldest FW in CA?

tonypetersart said...

Hi Cafe Pasadena, yeah, I have heard the same thing.