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 with Impasto brushes for the digital paint portion of the creative process.
Here’s the painting framed.
This painting is part of my Miami Beach Art Deco Series which currently comprises:
Ocean Surf Caddy
Park Central Olds
Vaughn WilsonFebruary 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.
CharrFebruary 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.
AudreyMarch 8, 2014
Amazing as always Jeremy! You continue to inspire me…
KathleenApril 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.