Jul 16, 2007

Aero Club


9x12
Oil/masonite
Studio painting
Sold

This bar front has always intrigued me, even before I started to paint landscapes. The obvious curiosity with the sign is what grabbed me. I would like to paint this again in maybe late afternoon light or at night when the neon is ablaze. The reference pic was taken in the morning and I like the way the light slices through the painting. From my theater days as a scenic artist I always loved to paint signs/lettering, and I enjoy painting signs and lettering in small scale as well.



10 comments:

william wray said...

I really like the one. The subject, the simplicity and the sharp contrasts in values. My favorite of yours to date! Hope you show went well.

Danny Griego said...

Hi William
Thanks for your comment! Somehow I knew you would enjoy this one. This one felt pretty good and I have a couple of other similar ones in the works. The opening was a fun time, a lot of people and interest. Some "verbal" sales so we'll see what happens.

alex schaefer said...

This is a great piece. The clear brightness of the light comes across great! Well done!

Danny Griego said...

Alex, thanks for checking out my painting. This was quite fun to paint no doubt. I'm sure you're mom shared details about the Carolyn Anderson workshop. What a workout! She really gave me a lot to think about. Because of the workshop I feel as though my work is about to go to the next level. She really is one of my favorite artists and a real genuine person to know. It was a very inspirational experience.

Anita said...

Just found your blog through WC! What a treat! love this piece and all the others I have seen - no time to comment on all!

Danny Griego said...

Thanks for checking out my paintings Anita, much appreciated! Your drawings are interesting for sure, such a different subject matter. Keep it up the good work!

Robin Neudorfer said...

wow, I always thought I was a bit strange to like to paint lettering. The light draws me to this piece, sharp yellow. However, what I am enjoying over all is the color mix in the concrete. Looks like you had fun with that. Beautiful subtle color changes.

Anonymous said...

I saw this painting at a Gallery in Solana Beach and it is even more beautiful in real life! Suzy Schaefer

Danny Griego said...

Thanks Robin. Yeah is sure was a good time. Lettering can be fun to paint.

Danny Griego said...

Thanks Suzy, glad you got a chance to see it.