Thursday, 13 April 2017

At the Hob Nob Drive-In, in Sarasota

At the Hob Nob
24" x 30"  - acrylic on canvas - $450
This is not my usual subject matter nor style, but one seemed to demand the other. 
The Hob Nob is a 'Sarasota landmark', and its oldest drive-in diner, having been around since the 1950s. 
Several years ago I was with friends touring some artist studios in that area and we stopped at the diner for lunch. While eating a very interesting looking man in full leathers and wearing a helmet that matched his motorcycle, pulled up.  I had to take some photos, surreptitiously of course, and since then have been thinking about painting him. I finally did it this spring. Though my original photo did include all of his motorcycle, I felt the cropped composition worked better on this sized canvas. A fun painting.


  1. A crazy picture .. superbly drawn!
    Have a nice Easter!
    Greetings Elke

  2. I love it. You've really captured this, the whole feeling of a biker pulling up to a drive-in diner. Superb!
    Happy Easter to you and yours, I hope you have a lovely weekend XX

  3. Love the cropped composition & that style of painting! I believe you when you say it was a fun painting. Hope to see more!