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Petroliana homework #276146
Mon Sep 26 2011 02:39 AM
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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Nicole] #276147
Mon Sep 26 2011 02:40 AM
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I had fun with a homework assignment in a painting class where we chose a figure painting composition we liked and created a painting based on it. I chose a painting called -The Arnolfini Portrait- by Jan van Eyck painted in 1434.

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/jan-van-eyck-the-arnolfini-portrait

That is the reason for the different heights and for the pump nozzles and air meter being in the center. It was to repeat the circular composition shown with the chandelier, the faces and the hands. That circle composition is repeated with the mirror/nehi clock in the center.

I loved grape Nehi growing up and I remember this clock from a store us kids went to for our soda. We could see it glowing in the night when we drove by. Bob Richards, I wanted to get your Veedol in there so the can is the puppy substitute. Like the woman's face in the painting, the Mobile globe is the focal point.

You can tell I cannot paint straight plumb lines nor round circles...I also know I messed up with the Mobil pump plate 'a' (along with some other things I am sure) which brings me to my question. Why is there a different font for the glass a's compared the metal signage on the pumps? Wouldn't they have made them the same if they dated from the same time?

This painting is pure fantasy and was fun to paint. As you can see, I've got petroliana on my brain, even in a portrait class. smile

Last edited by Nicole; Mon Sep 26 2011 03:11 AM.
Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Nicole] #276149
Mon Sep 26 2011 03:26 AM
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Nice!

Re: Petroliana homework [Re: JamesD] #276151
Mon Sep 26 2011 04:35 AM
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OH, WOW!....THAT TURNED OUT SUPER FROM OUR EARLIER PM'ing DISCUSSION.


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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: THE AMERICAN GARAGE] #276154
Mon Sep 26 2011 04:52 AM
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Very nice!


Re: Petroliana homework [Re: publicenemy1925] #276187
Mon Sep 26 2011 07:54 AM
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Love the painting, Nicole.

Mobil used two different "a" styles in "Mobilgas" in both signage and script top gas pump inserts. One with a horizontal line across the top was by far the most used, and a few with the style of a circle and a vertical line on the right.

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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Nicole] #276200
Mon Sep 26 2011 08:20 AM
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Hi Nicole,

Very nice and I'm happy to see that you still post and are evidently gaining interest in this stuff.

Regarding the styles of the "a" I have heard them referred to as "open a" and "closed a".I think the "open a"is the top one in Jim's pics.But since I do a lot more Texaco a Mobil guy may correct me.Later.

Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Old Iron] #276204
Mon Sep 26 2011 08:45 AM
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love this thread! thanx for sharing!

Re: Petroliana homework [Re: maojunior] #276216
Mon Sep 26 2011 09:40 AM
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I believe the open A is the old one and dates 1931-1948 and the close A dates from 1948-1955 according to (Guide To Gasoline Logos ) book Wayne Henderson and Scott Benjamin

Re: Petroliana homework [Re: HI-OCTANE] #276253
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Nice job, Nicole!

Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Tara Worsham] #276278
Mon Sep 26 2011 04:19 PM
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Thanks for the info...I just scrolled though all the mobilgas pumps I saw in the picture gallery and all of them have the closed A's. Oh well...

Also I did do some editing and left stuff out because I was starting to go nuts trying to do details.

Last edited by Nicole; Mon Sep 26 2011 05:03 PM.
Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Nicole] #276296
Mon Sep 26 2011 05:04 PM
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Nice Job!! That looks great.


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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: 57tbirdkid] #276318
Mon Sep 26 2011 06:20 PM
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You did an excellent job, Nicole. Ofcourse I am especially partial to the best object in the assignment (IMO).... the Veedol can.... grin LOL

If you ever do a Veedol can version of Warhol's Campbell Soup Art, please let me know.... wink


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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Bob Richards] #276384
Mon Sep 26 2011 09:25 PM
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Re: Petroliana homework [Re: Nicole] #276397
Tue Sep 27 2011 12:45 AM
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Nicole, you have been a very classy addition to this website. Thank you for your presence. Mitch (No insult intended to anybody else.)

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