”Avalon

Avalon Olds’
2014, 36″x 26″
This painting depicts a 1956 Oldsmobile convertible parked outside the classic historic Avalon Hotel at 700 Ocean Beach Drive in South Beach, Miami. The hotel was built in 1941 in the late Art Deco style (in the subcategory of Streamline Moderne) and was designed by architect Albert Anis, renowned for designing many Art Deco buildings in Miami Beach and Chicago. The painting is based on photos I took when walking along South Beach early one morning. I was inspired by quality of light, the color and shapes of the buildings, the style and character of the car, the reflections in the windows, the exuberance of the palm trees, and the distorted forms of the shadows on the road. The final artwork is a mixed media painting which included the use of Corel Painter X3 with Impasto brushes for the digital paint portion of the creative process (you can see some of the tools and techniques described in the Thick Paint videos on this site).

Other paintings in the South Beach Art Deco series include:
Beacon Hotel South Beach Celebrates 75
Miami Chevy
Park Central Olds

January 2014

4 Comments

  1. Vaughn Wilson
    February 5, 2014

    Great work, Jeremy. Wish I could join you for the gallery showing. One of these days I’ll get to study with you again. Take care.

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  2. Charr
    February 6, 2014

    I LOVE this image, it’s incredibly luscious. The way you selected the colors and the quality of the strokes makes me think I can touch it and get paint on my fingertips. I was raised in Miami Beach and by looking at this I am vividly reminded of my life walking on that very street most of my childhood. You maintained it’s beautiful intimacy. Just gorgeous.

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  3. Audrey
    March 8, 2014

    Amazing as always Jeremy! You continue to inspire me…

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  4. Kathleen
    April 24, 2014

    Hi Jeremy, I found your website from Charr Crail – who I’m taking a digital imaging class from. I love your site and work. Since I am a student and can get educational discounts I want to buy Corel Paint. I do photography – which Corel product would you recommend? Thank you for your time and I hope you’re having a nice day.

    Kathleen

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