pastel, 10"h x 8"w
courtesy of Tirage Fine Art Gallery

Today is an exciting week for me with anticipation of a couple of out-of-state / country guests! So wonderful to catch-up with news, share wonderful dinners and just enjoy one and another's company. The excitement is killing me! I just can't pay attention to finish a started petite painting, so decided to post a recently completed pastel in Tirage's possession and available for sale.

This painting is a slice of the iconic vacation landmark Hotel del Coronado. Even though the hotel is a conglomeration of several various shaped buildings, it is visibly known for it's red turret which graces the front entrance.

The hotel which dates back 120 years, is a beachfront luxury resort as well as a location for motion films, such as Some Like It Hot, that starred Marilyn Monroe and Tony Curtis.

There is even rumored a ghost, Kate Morgan, still inhabits the premises. She had checked into room 3327 at the hotel on November 24, 1892 and found dead 3 days later. Her death was ruled a suicide and to this day sightings have been reported by people who have stayed in the same room.