Oil on Canvas, 18 x 14 inches (46 x 36 cm)                                  Status: SOLD


“Magnolia Nocturne”

(Dallas, Texas)

More on this piece:

No sign is a better symbol of the city than the ole Neon Pegasus atop the Magnolia Hotel (previously the Magnolia Petroleum Company Building).

440px-James_Abbot_McNeill_Whistler_006451px-Whistler-Nocturne_in_black_and_goldPainting nocturnes (like Whistler’s pieces at right) aren’t always easy as black, violet, and dark blue can be especially finicky to work with but I couldn’t wait to tackle this one due to the high contrast and symbolism of the neon sign …just like from the Allerton.