Old Hotel

© 2009 Melinda Patrick

Westside – Acrylic on canvas, 20″ x 16″
Contemporary realism, cityscape

Another **NEWS FLASH**
Old Hotel was accepted into the 2009 National Exhibition of the Marin Society of Artists.

**NEWS FLASH**
Old Hotel was accepted into the Live Oak Art Center 2009 Juried Art Exhibition at 1014 Milam, Columbus, TX. Opening recption is May 16, 4 to 6pm. The show runs through July 4.

This old hotel is in Mineola, TX. I’ve painted it before. The last time I visited, they added a row of adirondack chairs and it looked great. The hotel is closed but it is in a building full of shops with room air conditioners.

I loved the image of the chairs all lined up and later became intrigued with the latticework of the skeleton of the awning.

I am particularly pleased with this painting because it fulfills my goal of taking a very complex image and sifting it down to a simpler image. Sometimes that’s hard for me to do.