Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Sorrento Valley Freeway

When I first moved to San Diego, I went landscape painting with my friend Aron Wiesenfeld (see his artwork in my links). We set up our easels overlooking the freeway and painted this view alla-prima. Drivers honkingly-cheered our efforts, but that didn't seem to help for some reason. My plein-air painting that day bombed. But I went back to the studio and started this quite large 30x60 inch painting, "Sorrento Valley Freeway", to somehow redeem myself. It's finally finished and I'm bringing it to the gallery tomorrow.


william wray said...

Did the gallery like it? If so, you are redeemed.

tonypetersart said...

I think the gallery liked it. As I marched it in there, they asked, "who painted this"? That's the closest they ever come to a standard compliment. The Tirage Gallery believes in not showing artists favoritism by offering any praise. They say we artists get too cocky. But I was assured they liked it when I wanted $4500 and they insisted on $4700 as the list price.

Anonymous said...

I am proud to say that I am the happy owner of this magnificent art piece which now hangs in my living room on the east coast. This treasured work is a family heirloom. Thank you Tony.