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Melvin Hale

Pool at the El Mirador, Palm Springs, 1920s

Pool at the El Mirador, Palm Springs, 1920s

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The El Mirador was the earliest large hotel built in Palm Springs. It is now the location of the Desert Regional Medical Center on Indian Canyon Road. This is the second colorized piece done by the artist, and the first created from a real photo postcard. This photo was taken during the grand opening of the hotel in 1929. Very little of the eventual lush landscaping had been done.

I digitize old black and white photos and create color compositions; digital paintings. It's more than simply colorizing. I strive to create art; a visual gateway to the past, but in a new and different way. This all started in 2006 in Palm Springs where I had an art gallery. Street scenes from black and white postcards were the most popular and have won the most awards. Two examples are Chi Chi and Cubana and Radio City - Hollywoodland. I love doing people too, as you can tell.

Look for the red Live Preview banner in the lower right hand corner of this screen. It might take a second or two to appear. Click on that, and you can view this image on ten sample walls, or even Upload a Photo of your own wall as a background to view the art on! Directions on how to use the Live Preview are available hereHave fun playing with something really useful!

Sizes are approximate. Click here to see a digital restoration example.

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