Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Where No Curtain Hung (oil on canvas, 2010)

(Private Collection)
This house on the Canadian border used to be really nice and I always loved the color of it. It's been vacant for over a year now, evidenced by the fact that the lawn has become a small meadow, some of the windows are broken and the arial TV antenna is hanging limply from the roof on one side. It's too bad, really. I'm not sure if the owner passed away or just moved. Maybe it's in foreclosure, but there's no sign anywhere. Anyway, the house being vacant made it easy for me to set up my easel in the driveway and do this painting. There was a strong wind blowing from the west, which was to my back, but I was able to park my van right behind me, which helped a little, although I found that I had to tie a plastic bag with a big rock in it (I always tie one to my easel to keep the canvas from acting as a sail and blowing the easel over.) to the little TV dinner table that I set my palette up on, to keep it from blowing away.


martinealison said...

Peinture très lumineuse... Il y a parfois des lieux, des maisons qui nous attirent irrésistiblement. Cette maison vous attire et le résultat sur votre toile est à la hauteur de vos sentiments... Bravo!

L Daigle said...

I particularly like this painting. How big is it, and is it for sale?
L. Daigle in Fort Kent

Frank said...

This is small painting, 10" x 12". It is for sale and is in my studio at the moment. I am having a show at the Blue Moon Gallery in Houlton which opens next Friday (01/28) and am planning to hang it as part of the show. If you are interested in purchasing it, send me an e-mail at Thanks!