Xanadu Gallery | Scottsdale, AZ*

James Gucwa - "Colonial Motel"

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Artist: James Gucwa
Title: Colonial Motel
Medium: Acrylic
Dimensions: 30"h x 40"w

"Colonial Motel" portrays a vivid vintage-style motel sign. It's a colorful piece that captures the nostalgic essence of mid-20th-century American roadside advertising. The retro typography is lit from within and features features a classic bell image in green and yellow, coupled with a neon-like purplish-pink glow around the letters. Above the main text, the sign is adorned with an emblematic figure: a diving woman. The figure is rendered in shades of pink, brown, and white, adding a dynamic element to the image. The backdrop of the painting is a clear, light blue sky devoid of clouds, which provides a serene background and makes the colors of the sign stand out more prominently. At the base of the sign, there is a thin pole with an array of green, tall trees, offering a contrast in form and color to the singularity of the sign that dominates the composition. The entire scene is depicted with sharp lines and a keen attention to detail, emphasizing the clean geometry and design of the sign.