Hotel Adolphus, Dallas
Hotel Adolphus, Dallas (1012) is a painting or print of the famous hotel in downtown Dallas. This piece comes from a series of art of Dallas Scenes. which are the creations of Eric Hanson. The Adolphus was the tallest building in Texas until 1922.
Eric explaining his art, “Having come from a graphic design background — where precision and mass reproduction are defining characteristics — my paintings are a way for me to experiment with spontaneity and uniqueness. I enjoy taking relatively ordinary subjects and giving them life. With my Dallas Paintings, I attempt to capture my surroundings and present them with a life which might otherwise go unnoticed. I enjoy living in Dallas and have found that my paintings help give people a greater appreciation for the architecture which they may have previously taken for granted.
I often prefer to intentionally limit my color palette. This began as a way to reduce my load of supplies as I biked to my painting locations, but it then turned into a challenge to see how much I could accomplish within my self-imposed limitations. Another habit of mine is that I rarely mix my paint colors together and, when I do, it’s always done on the canvas. This also began as a matter of convenience which I later incorporated into my style.”
Eric painted the original in acrylic on a 9″ x 12″ Canvas Board on February 13, 2016. The print is 9″ x 12″ on matte cardstock.