House" - oil on canvas. This is a painting I did for my sister,
Virginia, who lives in Ohio in a farmhouse. This is basically
it, but I've taken some liberties by artistic license. Her
garden is actually much further to the right, and the shaded side of
the house is dressed up. The background is also beautified
somewhat. The front of the house is conjecture - the porch is
under (slow) construction and I've tried to wheedle a basic
description of the porch and front door without letting on I needed
the information to complete the painting. I hope it's close, a
least recognizable. The little dog's name is Emma, a short
legged variety of Jack Russell terrier. I also had to get her
description, too - I've seen her but had no photos and her exact
pattern of coloration may be a little off.
The painting is
fairly simple, but I did get tired of all the straight lines in
it. My inspiration was really the garden, which I enjoyed
doing but nothing very difficult or noteworthy about it. The little
dog was an afterthought, added for more foreground interest and to
help the depth of the painting.
Next up, a
painting for my brother, Robert. It's going to be a
spectacular hoot. That's all I'll let on.