Oil on Masonite 8X10
This is the second painting in my Roadside Americana- Vintage Neon series. I am doing some in watercolor and some in oil. Hopefully, I will be able to decide which media I like best for this particular set. Maybe both, depending on the sign. I am doing this same sign in watercolor now, so I will be able to compare.
This particular motel sign is still visible from the freeway in Fresno. I see it often when I am driving into town. The funny thing is, I used to just ignore these awesome signs. I guess I just didn't think they were going to start disappearing. There is an awesome old neon sign that I drive by several times a week here in Ventura. The Wagon Wheel Motel (actually in Oxnard). The sign remains and I have taken photos, but the motel was long gone before I moved here. It will definitely be on my short list of signs to paint and I hope to get to it soon!