View Full Version : Mayo Hotel

12-06-2009, 10:04 AM
XPosted from Landscapes - I went back to acrylics for this scene as I really wanted to capture the rich, vivid colors of this sunny morning. I felt acrylics would be perfect for this.

The painting was done on a 14 x 11" piece of 1/4" mdf board which was triple primed with gesso, sanded between each layer.

Here the emphasis is on the historic architecture of the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa. I loved how sunlight "illuminated" the building and trees.


12-06-2009, 11:33 AM
Beautiful! Great lighting!
has that realy warm glow! Love it!!

12-06-2009, 03:49 PM
Charming! I love the bright, warm feel. Very nice Celeste!

12-06-2009, 05:44 PM
i love the looseness and the texture

Night Dancer
12-06-2009, 06:56 PM
I like it! I really like your red building. The upper stories accent the red part of the structure. Your trees are great too. I'll have to take lessons from you,
as I shy away from trees. Lloyd

12-07-2009, 12:56 AM
i think the extra texture takes away from the excellent painting.

12-07-2009, 02:15 AM
I would have to agree with tbolt. I love the painting but find the brushstrokes distracting.


12-07-2009, 05:44 AM
Terrific. I love the light and texture.

Irish Emerald
12-07-2009, 06:43 AM
Very nice painting , Love the warm colours

12-07-2009, 07:09 AM
Such luminescence! I can almost feel that warm sun on my skin... and nice 'atmosphere-ics' too, @ the receding buildings in the distance :thumbsup:

12-07-2009, 07:28 AM
I love those trees and the bldg towering above them.

12-07-2009, 09:36 AM
Wonderful, you captured it beautifully.


12-07-2009, 10:12 AM
Another winner, Celeste. Nice and loose.

12-07-2009, 02:31 PM
Thanks everyone. Here's a better photo with some tweaking. The earlier one was taken with a halogen lamp overhead and emphasized the primed surface a little more than you really see.


mrs willow
12-07-2009, 04:42 PM
Celeste :wave: I love almost every part of this painting,the subject, lovely painterly style , the light and the colour.
However, the top storey of the high building is (imo) not in the correct perspective...it just needs a bit of tweaking.The horizontals are not all going in the same direction. The parallel lines should appear to meet at a vanishing point. .. ...don't forget the row of windows.

12-07-2009, 08:42 PM
I really like the glow on this artwork!

12-08-2009, 08:20 PM
Thanks Tony and Sandy for your helpful comments.