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About Traditional Art / Professional Mark G. HosmerMale/United States Recent Activity
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Ruby's by markhosmer
I have decided to explore some unpainted images I've been storing up in my head for the last twenty-five years. They didn't fit into my "night city" thing, but that thing hasn't been going much of anywhere lately. I still have tons of night scenes to do, but I'm going to mix them up with other images like this one.
In the early eighties, I visited a special lady who lived in Newport Beach. We went to the original (at the time, I believe the sole) Ruby's Diner, at the end of the Balboa pier. It was converted from an old art deco bait shop, and captured the style of the late 30's-early '40's perfectly. The male waiters had white-sidewall haircuts and the ladies wore retro makeup and hairstyles.
The whole mood reminded me of the stories my parents told of wartime Huntington Beach and the exploits of one Richard Austin, who more than once buzzed town in the P-38's he ferried from the Lockheed factory in Burbank.
I later returned to the pier, early on a January morning after a rainy night, and took some photos as the sun rose. Those sat for thirty-odd years, and I finally used them to create my fantasy scene. Keep 'em flying, Austin.
Arches by markhosmer
When I saw this scene, I liked the somber, brooding mood of abandonment. I also liked the question it asks...what was this place in better days? The playful images painted on the windows suggests something for children, which makes it all the sadder.
 I steered my sodium-vapor hues a bit more toward the yellow than usual, away from the orange. This may be a trend in my future pieces.


Mark G. Hosmer
Artist | Professional | Traditional Art
United States
Current Residence: Disneyland CA
Favourite genre of music: Acoustic anything
Favourite photographer: James Wong Howe, Edward Weston
Favourite style of art: Realism, German Expressionism
Operating System: Carbon-based
MP3 player of choice: am-fm headphones
Shell of choice: Abalone
Wallpaper of choice: Anything but floral
Skin of choice: My wife's
Favourite cartoon character: George W. Bush
Personal Quote: Don't break anything you can't fix yourself.

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hootalex Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Knew your were a fan of Edward Hopper the moment I saw your paintings. Very nice work! Great sense of atmosphere. :>
safouraabdi Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  New Deviant Professional Traditional Artist

Beautiful work you have here, your technique and skill is amazing! Keep up the good work and I can't wait to see more!

markhosmer Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
I looked at your work...your sense of architecture and space is very good. And thank you for your comments.~:>
markhosmer Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you!
CreamyBumCheeks Featured By Owner May 8, 2015
Don't mind me... i'm only madly in love with your work... :iconlazycryheartplz:
markhosmer Featured By Owner May 8, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Oh, I don't mind at all! In fact, I'm highly flattered. Tell me more!
CreeppingDeath Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Hey, Happy birthday!!!
eastcorkpainter Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015   Traditional Artist
Thanks Mark for all the faves and the comment on my 'Full Moon over Knockadoon' piece.  It makes me glad that it gives you inspiration! :iconthumbsupplz:
sevenofeleven Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015
Happy Early Birthday.
markhosmer Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! I haven't painted in four months, but I'm taking tomorrow off and getting back into it!
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