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Leftover
posted: August 7, 2015
Silver Park - oils on canvas, 57 x 36 inches...

Another roadside artifact that I've driven by many times. The sign and others like it brought back many memories of late nights ordering in and childhood holidays. Also even the effects of the morning after having food in the fridge to reheat for another day. Order in or take out? The take-home boxes of leftovers or doggy bags also come to mind. The sign itself is a leftover as the restaurant behind it was demolished long ago. It now sits on an empty lot full of weeds with an old concrete slab. The text on the sign is a throwback to another time, a near recent past still with us today.
Early baseline pencil...

Silver Park - detail...

11 comments
Mark Fisher August 9, 2015
Doug,I get a strong feeling of impending doom with this image, those lone sharp shards of sunlight are very nice. I love your grain.
Harry August 10, 2015
Doug-this is incredible work
Chris Spollen August 11, 2015
Very Nice work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Paul Rogers August 11, 2015
Love this one Doug.
Mark McBride August 12, 2015
I'm always amazed at your attention to detail Doug, you have crazy drawing skills!
Joel Kimmel August 13, 2015
This is great. Beautiful piece.
Christoph Hitz August 13, 2015
Killer, love the light.
THIBEAULT August 14, 2015
I don't know about you but I've always been crazy about Canadian and Chinese food!!....and your work makes it even more tasty!!
Marc August 14, 2015
Super Realism takes on a whole new level here, Doug. Your grasp of value and color really sings in this piece. Great work.
Nancy Stahl August 15, 2015
I should stop in here more often to get to see your beautiful work..!
fuchs August 21, 2015
Great atmosphere in this one!
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