Saguaro Hotel, Palm Springs

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. The buildings in this painting are part of the hip, candy-colored, modernist Saguaro Hotel in Palm Springs. The work is painted on gallery wrap canvas painted brown/black on the edge, wired and ready to hang.