Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Painting No. 46- Pennsylvania Coal Town Study I

6" x 6" - Oil on Canvas Board

This is the first of two little studies of the painting Pennsylvania Coal Town by Edward Hopper. The little paintings this year have been great but I was jonesing for a really big one and decided to but a 40" x 30" big boy and do a copy of that painting.

This particular painting is a life-sized sample of the top left corner of the Hopper. It's almost abstract when you take it out of context but I was trying to get a feel for the size and feel the real one would have.

Here is a shot of the large canvas with a really rough underpainting blocked out. It's pretty mammoth compared to the other 6" x 6" on the easel. That's a sneak preview of No. 50.

So, a little different for this post but I wanted to mix it up a little bit before moving onto normal subjects.

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