Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Hob Nob, Route 301



The Hob Nob is an outdoor drive-in diner on Route 301 in Sarasota, Florida. I had to go there the first time I saw it which was some time around 1986...I'm glad I took photos of it because they remodeled it to what it looks like in this painting...at least it's not that much different. I may get around to painting the "old" Hob Nob one of these days...

8 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow... Ed Hopper would be proud! I love all that vintage signage. You did such a good job on all the detail! What size is this Paula?

Mim said...

i LOVE the HobNob - my mom lives close by in Sarasota. Great painting

Anonymous said...

It's fun to memorialize special places like this isn't it??

What a great name... The "Hob Nob".

Paula Villanova said...

Thanks ladies! (and Marian, somehow I had deleted your comment but I still had it in my email...that's why you're "Anonymous!"

Liza said...

Paula, I saw you and your painting with your group in South Shore Living! Congratulations!

Marian Fortunati said...

Hope you are well...

Haven't heard from you lately!!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Just checking in on you girlfriend. {{{Paula}}}

Mark Nesmith said...

I've just stumbled upon your blog and I really like your work. You have such a direct and colorful approach to handling paint. I can see why more than a few people mention Edward Hopper, but kind of reminds me as well of Thiebaud. Love it!

Mark Nesmith
http://paintdailytexas.blogspot.com