Mid Century Modern VII

oil painting on stretched canvas
Signed on Front and Back
 x 1.5" d 12" h  x 12" w
2 oz.
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About this artwork

My paintings of Mid Century architecture combine both tradition and modernism. My artistic style is rooted in art history and landscape painting, so when I approach the iconic Mid Century architecture it is with an eye towards interpreting a contemporary subject with old world techniques. The paintings are rendered in oils on canvas using a subdued palette of warm colors, applied in layers to achieve a luminous effect. I like to focus on a detail of the building that incorporates dramatic lighting and composition. As a nod to my landscape background, I contrast the hard-edged intricate geometric shapes of the buildings with the organic forms of rugged hillsides in the background or the flowing movement of palm trees. This painting is a cropped section of the entryway of a residence in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs. It has been painted on gallery wrap canvas, painted brown/black on the edge, wired and ready to hang.