Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Re-do of Hotel California

Two posts ago, I showed a an acrylic of The Capital Hotel ("Hotel California"). Last evening, I looked at it and felt the sky was way too yellow plus I needed fix the hotel sign, add some yellow trim to the awning, and work on some minor details in the top windows. Oh yes, I also worked on the hotel's neighboring building and minimized the lone right hand tree. I think its better now,

10 comments:

Terry Miura said...

Nice!! with a vertical vanishing point to boot. Show off :-)


This facade doesn't get a late afternoon light, does it? I thought it faced east but I can't remember. I'm in search of long fire escape shadows in the afternoon in Sac. Know any?

David Lobenberg said...

Terry, It faces south! Whether the setting sun is slightly behind the bldg., I don't know. Hmmm...let me know or I might check the situation out myself. Maybe we both could do a Miura on that fire escape!

meera said...

wonderful re-do. Now, thats a talent in itself ! How big is the painting?

Myrna said...

iSorry to see the "right before a tornado" greenish light gone. Beautiful painting either way. I also like the buildings tilting in.... movement in a static scene! A master of both figures and architecture, landscape and sea. Fantastic!

http://www.onpainting.wordpress.com said...

This is very good painting. For a teacher you paint pretty well or is is good. Well, you are a painter not an English teacher.

maria said...

I like the redo. Just a personal preference. Feels fresher, crisper,...

David Lobenberg said...

Meera, The painting is 16"X20"

David Lobenberg said...

Mryna, I love dramatic perspective. This accentuates the feeling of looking up. I wanted a Sacramento summer sky and not the pre-tornado look. Not that I have to paint exactly what I see, but I felt in this case the yellow cast didn't fit in with the rest of the painting.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks Maria. Yes, it does feel crisper.

David Lobenberg said...

Good or Well, who gives a shit, Bill (onpainting). Thanks.