Andy's Drive-In, also known as Andy's Igloo, sits in Winter Haven soaking up the Florida sun. I happened to be in the area for an appointment and spotted this spectacular sign. Vowing to go back, I decided to lunch there after my meeting. It was a good thing I stopped. The inside was nostalgic and had several paintings from local artists of the place. Good diner food with a low price, I enjoyed my stay. Afterward I took the liberty to get some reference images.
I had waited quite some time before settling down to do a painting of this one. I went back and forth a lot on the composition, but ultimately I needed one in which the visitor would glance up at the sign while coming or going from the place. To show off the vivid colors, I also thought the sky background should be saturated color with some puffy clouds to counter balance the sign.
This work is not available until November 2020.
Exhibition History: Water Media National Juried Exhibition, Dallas Metro Arts Contemporary gallery, Plano, TX, 2020.