At a Restaurant, painting (ode to Hopper)

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At a Restaurant, acrylics , 57 x 38 cm/ 22.5″ x 15″ on Canson 300#

This is another in my series of paintings inspired by Edward Hopper. This is based on In a New York restaurant. While the general design is Hopper’s, there are many variation of the design and changes to the characters in the set, in addition to a much different painting style and technique. For example, with regard to the characters, the central figure’s face is fully exposed and is an auto retrato. The cloaked figure’s face is showing. There are three red headed figures and a figure behind the revolving door.

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Lonely Woman

Lonely Woman, acrylics
Lonely Woman, acrylic painting, 81 x 65 cm aprox 32 x 26″ (sold)

This is another in my series of Hopperesque paintings. Hopper painted lonely scenes, even when there were multiple figures as there are here, much the same but seemingly unawares. Based on a scene I came across in Ghent, Belgium last summer, as I stood in a museum looking out the window.

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Croquis Cafe

Croquis Cafe is an ode to Edward Hopper’s Sunlight In a Cafeteria. Strong lines are offset by soft figures. Unlike the loneliness of a Hopper scene, here we have activity and movement in an art cafe. “Croquis” is the French for sketch.

Croquis Cafe
Croquis Cafe 57 x 76 cm, 22.5 x 30” acrylics on Canson high quality watercolor paper mounted on canvas

In a Hopper Cafe

In a Hopper Cafe, Acrylics on Arches, 57 x 76 cm, 22.5 x 30”

In A Hopper Cafe” is another in the series echoing the work of American artists Edward Hopper, this one inspired by Hopper’s ‘Chop Suey.  Strong lines contrast with fuzziness in the figures, hard lines with soft, outdoors with the indoors, the comparative focus of the indoor scene with the uncertainty of whatever lies beyond with but a slim barrier of safety.

We are social creatures. Our connections keep us informed. Yet we are also separate. We have to reach across space as well as other barriers, whether the barriers be based in culture, gender or other factors.

Peggys in A Lonely Room

Inspired by Edward Hopper’s Conference at Night, 1949. Strong contrasts, the powerful light of the window, two shimmering figures replace the dialogue of Conference. Out of focus, fuzzy dresses, perhaps made of fuzzy fabric, envelop the figures in a warmth protective against the rooms colder hues representing the starkness and loneliness of modern urban life.  SOLD

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Peggys in A Lonely Room, acrylics on paper, 11.516.5′, 3042 cm SOLD