Sunday, November 1, 2009

San Leandro: Then and Now

The San Leandro Museum will be having a show called, "San Leandro: Then and Now", and it will run from November 7 - December 13. These are the paintings I am entering in it. "Trailer Haven" 11"x14" oil on canvas
This is an old trailer park that has been in the city for decades and I have always loved the sign - a bit of Americana.

"Bal Theatre" 20"x24" oil on canvas
I love the old movie theatres and this one has become a computer repair shop that I believe does show movies at times. If you want to see some stunning old theatre paintings, check out the work of Francis Livingston.

24 comments:

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

These are wonderful Edward! I would agree that the slice of life look to these is very appealing and sure to be a hit at the show!

Cathyann said...

I love these Edward! The light is especially beautiful on both, but the evening glow of the trailer park takes my breath away..terrific work. The theatre has a Hopper quality to it. A haunting beauty.

Manon Doyle said...

Both pieces are terrific Edward!! I especially love "Trailer Haven" .... made me smile!

Angela Elledge said...

So glad to see your paintings again. Both of these are wonderful, and I too, thought Hopper!

Dreama Tolle Perry said...

Love these new pieces. Really nice design elements! Your trip looked awesome...glad you are back in action on your paintings though--I missed seeing your new work!

Sheila said...

You are our very own Bay Area Edward Hopper.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous paintings, Edward. I love the trailer park painting especially, too. The sign truly is a piece of Americana. It reminds me of an old movie in which Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz bought a trailer and are traveling with it. Of course, the funniest parts are when Lucy is trying to do something in the trailer while Desi is driving the car that is pulling the trailer...

Nancy Medina said...

Cool Edward, at first I thought the second painting was a photograph... I hope you'll have pix of the show!

Teresa said...

These are marvelous Edward! I really like this sunject matter, and to repeat what others have said I thought Hopper too!

Dean H. said...

Two very fine paintings, Edward! Good luck in the show.

Marilyn M. King said...

These are so fun as well as superbly painted! I especially like the theater - older architecture is so important to record for future generations and you have celebrated this old gem. Hopper indeed!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

wonderfully nostalgic looking pieces and great choices for this show. I just love the old theaters and quircky signage that still exists. Great paintings!

Kathleen Weber said...

Very nice! I love paintings of old architecture/ signs....

James Parker said...

These are neat, Edward....should get a lot of good comments at the show. Like Cathyann said, the evening sky on the trailer park is enchanting.

r garriott said...

Marvelous! Thanks for capturing some fading American scenes in paint. I love the great flat planes of light and shadow in the theater in particular.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

They are beautiful.Both pieces.
I am all the way with Sheila, the new Ed Hooper.
I love the feel of good and old America in them.

Megha Chhatbar said...

oops! Those were paintings??? I thought they were photographs! You paint em so well! Amazing lights and compose. Wonderful!

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Gwen Bell said...

Love the crisp, clean style and the strong light on the building.

Lisa Daria said...

I really like your choice of subject matter and the way you painted them too, of course.

maria said...

I especially like the trailer park glow that gives it a vintage feel. Both, nicley done.

Mona said...

Lovely work Ed, and a great tribute to these two classic spots in San Leandro.

becky joy said...

Both pieces are great. I love the funky old buildings. The lighting and mood are wonderful.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I love these and you look 'mahvelous'.

Jala Pfaff said...

Edward, these are great!