Texas Inn is a Lynchburg, Virginia landmark. People go there for the Cheesy Western, a cheeseburger with a fried egg. This landmark sits next to downtown.
I was commissioned to do this piece for a husband of my wife’s co-worker. He loves it so much, I hear it has a hallowed place in his bedroom.
It is fun to capture bits of Americana. When painting something like this, try and capture it in early morning or late evening light. That is when things look their best. Another thing to do is zoom in on the subject. This makes the painting more interesting!