Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

James Gucwa - "Thunderbird Motel"

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  • Regular price $6,400.00

Artist: James Gucwa
Title: Thunderbird Motel
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 40"h x 40"w

"Tunderbird Motel" features a vibrant depiction of vintage Americana signage. The artwork is a clear, detailed painting showcasing two iconic types of signs that you might find on a classic American roadside. On the top, there is a large sign with bold, illuminated letters. The letters are in a warm, glowing yellow-orange color, depicting the sign is lit up with neon lights. Below the motel sign is another sign, this one showcasing the thunderbird iconography. This thunderbird sign has cool blue tones with white and yellow accents that give it a striking appearance. The Thunderbird text is executed in a script-like typeface that flows with the shape of the sign. The overall color palette of the painting is deep and saturated, with a predominant contrast between the cool blues of the sky and the warm tones of the motel sign's lights. The sky in the background has a swirl of clouds set against a gradient from darker to lighter blue, adding a dramatic backdrop to the retro signs. The painting also features a classic streetlamp on the left side with opaque glass, which contributes to the atmosphere of nostalgic yesteryear. The meticulous detail in the painting creates a realistic portrayal, presenting the scene with a sense of depth and dimension.