Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Former Glory

"Top Gun House (Fence) Study"
oil on panel, 2012
4" x 5" (10.16cm x 12.7cm)
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A study for my Top Gun House series.
The house, from the movie Top Gun, has fallen into a state of disrepair the last few years but is planned to be moved and refurbished.

On that note I carefully chose this view showing the unpainted backside. It speaks of the house and its formal glory days as well as the redevelopment of the site.
I like it for the small amount of the blue paint, the relative lack of ornamentation that the front boasts, the cleanly scraped lot and the rail of the fence visually cutting through the house. But not enough to dissect or cross out the landmark completely. Just enough to indicate the new is replacing the old and that the house will survive.172

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  1. Abandoned all things have their charm. I like the commentary that accompanies the painting.
    It looks very melancholy.
    a greeting

    1. Thanks Ricardo,
      This house has its history, and yes is very melancholy sitting there on the lot by itself and boarded up.
      I have plans for a larger version. Do some other studies first.
      Keep painting...

      Gracias Ricardo,
      Esta casa tiene su historia, y sí es muy triste sentado en el lote por sí mismo y tapiadas.
      Tengo planes para una versión más grande. ¿Hay algunos otros estudios en primer lugar.
      Mantenga la pintura ...

  2. David!
    Another great painting. I love visiting your blog. I love your subject matter and the way you paint! Bravo!
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful art with the world.
    Take care.

  3. Thank you Michael,
    Good to hear from you.
    Keep painting...