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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My exposition in Valencia March 27- April 2, 2022

Some of my paintings will be on display in Valencia, Spain at El Cau del Roure https://elcaudelroure.com/exposiciones-2/ The paintings will be on display from March 25 until April 2, 2022. The hours are 19-21hours onThursday, Friday and Saturday, Sunday from 11-14 hours. The catalog is attached. Please come by. I plan to be there. The address is Calle Roure 1, 46014 Valencia, behind Consorci Hospital General Universitari de València.

Croquis Cafe
One of the 4 paintings on display

Lonely Woman II

I happened upon a street corner in Valencia where the idea of this painting occured to me. I modified the scene, chose my own lighting and color scheme and modified the architecture, and then placed the figure.

This is another in my series of Edward Hopper inspired pieces. I was born in the town where he was born and lived, Nyack, NY (1882-1967). His wife Josephine Nivison was also an artist. She contributed to his work as a model and as an artist.

Lonely Woman
Lonely Woman II 81 x 65 cm, 32″ x 26″ acylics on canvas

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

Acrylics on Arches, 57 x 76 cm, 22.5 x 30”


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

Conversations

This is another in my Hopper series, this one inspired by Hopper’s Automat.  Strong lines contrast with fuzziness in the figures, overhead lighting with the darkness outdoors, the comparative focus of the indoor scene with the night, a feeling of having conquered the uncertainty of the darkness but with but a slim barrier of safety.

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Conversations 57 x 76 cm, 22.5 x 30” acrylics on Canson high quality watercolor paper

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.