Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Day #15 Welcome Home, 5x7, oil

My reference photo.  I have painted this picture before in a larger format and wrote about it on my blog.  I will copy that text as it explains my feelings about this special old house.

Welcome Home, 5x7, oil, SOLD

My painting is darker than this posted version.  I tried making it darker, but there must be an auto contrast setting that over-rides my posting.  It is a late evening scene.  When you view it on my Ebay page, the value is correct. 
"This old house was located on the road between my home and Belfast. I would pass it every day on my way to the gallery. This tall house, with its stately manner and bay windows always made me think that it belonged on an island overlooking the sea instead of on the “flats” overlooking quiet pastures and woods. Coming home in the evening, its welcoming light told me that I was almost home. I stopped one night to snap a picture knowing that I had to paint it. The house is now gone, replaced by a modern home and the road has lost some of its charm. This painting hangs in my living room, and it’s light says “Welcome Home”."

This small painting is SOLD.

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  1. I love this painting! Wonderful mood captured here - and I love the story behind it! It is bittersweet to paint such a special place that no longer stands.

    1. Thank you Tammie. I do miss this old house.


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