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maybe she was more cat than human, she thought by Claudia Dingle

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tribute to the art of Edward Hopper

watercolour, Horadam paints, Canson paper 200g

Challenge winner It is all about people

Painting gives me the opportunity to create and to process what I see, hear and think about. It’s an expression of emotions.

entry in SoJie 14, translation by Annika Hiltunen (traditional work) , John Holding (photography) and Eliza Swieza (digital art)

Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967) was a prominent American realist painter and printmaker. While most popularly known for his oil paintings, he was equally proficient as a watercolorist and printmaker in etching. In both his urban and rural scenes, his spare and finely calculated renderings reflected his personal vision of modern American life.

I find Hopper’s paintings of “lonely” women very emotional. They each seem to tell a tale even though there’s hardly more than the person to see. Almost empty rooms, just walls and ceiling, and then either shadow or light and the feeling of utter loneliness. Here are some examples:


Room in New York


Automat


Morning sun


Hotel room


City in the sunlight


Compartment C Car

Art gives me the opportunity to create and to process what I see, hear and think about. Sometimes I paint, sometimes I take photos or write.
My primary focus is always on the light and its ability to turn the ordinary into the captivating.

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Comments

  • Marriet
    Marrietover 3 years ago

    I like the way the sun is pouring through the window! I thought of Hopper before
    reading your comment, but with a modern twist.

  • Thank you Marriet for the lovely comment.

    – Claudia Dingle

  • Eldon Ward
    Eldon Wardover 3 years ago

    Really nice work

  • Thank you Eldon

    – Claudia Dingle

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago
  • Thank you for the feature. It’s an honour!

    – Claudia Dingle

  • shanghaiwu
    shanghaiwuover 3 years ago

    Edward Hopper (July 22, 1882 – May 15, 1967

    what an AMAZING TALENT

  • An amazing talent indeed. I also very much like his lighthouse and sailing boat paintings.

    – Claudia Dingle

  • Jennifer Ingram
    Jennifer Ingramover 3 years ago

    Love the lighting in the room and the theme. You can feel the emptiness and sadness of the woman as she’s gazing out the window in pure thought. Great work!

  • Thank you Jennifer. I am glad that you seewhat I intended to express.

    – Claudia Dingle

  • scallyart
    scallyartover 3 years ago

    I love it. Lots of light and a nice loose style

  • Thank you

    – Claudia Dingle

  • ANNETTE HAGGER
    ANNETTE HAGGERover 3 years ago

  • Big thanks, Annette!

    – Claudia Dingle

  • Val Spayne
    Val Spayneover 3 years ago

    Congratulations Claudia. I saw an Edward Hopper xhibition in London a few years ago…..fabulous. Love your painting.

  • Thank you Val. I yet have to see an original Hopper. I’d love to be able to see the real thing. You visited an exhibition in London? That’s already two of my favourite things… I wish I’d been there :)

    – Claudia Dingle

  • Glenn Marshall
    Glenn Marshallover 3 years ago

    As subtle and emotional as any original Hopper – excellent.

  • Thank you Glenn, I feel flattered (in a good way). :)

    – Claudia Dingle

  • athex
    athexover 3 years ago

    Lovely work

  • Thank you

    – Claudia Dingle

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