In Honor of Edward Hoppers Birthday
Born today July 22, 1882
Oil on canvas
Hopper's earliest artistic success came by way of his watercolors and etchings, rather than the oil paintings for which he is now best known. Lacking buyers for his canvases, Hopper reluctantly worked as a commercial illustrator. In 1915 he discovered etching, a medium that made economic sense (multiple prints could be sold of a single image) and also permitted the artistic freedom he craved. Hopper's etchings signal themes the artist would explore throughout his career: isolated figures, empty streets, strong contrasts between light and shadow, and the play of sunlight on architecture.
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“I’m on the Phone” 40x40 in. The energy vibrates off this canvas…surely to liven up your space.. If you’re in Laguna Beach, stop in to @five 3gallery to take a look at it. This is an unusual palette for me..and a very very very happy piece. 🥰🥰 (Link in my story. ⬆️⬆️) ...