Sunday, May 10, 2009

Dexter and Pam's House (oil on canvas, 2009)

My wife's car had to have the engine replaced and, as a result, was at the mechanic's from early March until the end of April. This left me without a car during the day so I was forced to work within walking distance of my house. This is a painting of my neighbors' house and dairy barn, about a mile up the road, when we still had a great deal of snow on the ground. I did a number of drawings just after noon time over the course of about a week and worked the painting up in the studio. The house, like my own, is over a hundred years old and probably doesn't have square corner anywhere on it at this point. Because of this, I left the drawing of the house a little loose.