Sunday, February 10, 2008
Date with a Match- 6x8- oil on c.b.
This is a house in the boonies of Onslow county built around the turn of the century. i loved the backlit lighting effect with most of the house in shadow. someone came out while i was painting and gave me the history. she said the family had decided to burn it in the spring. the volunteer fire dept. will train by torching it. i once painted a barn i liked to rest near on my trip to greenville when i was sign painting. a week after painting it the owners knocked it down with a bulldozer and then they burned it one night. that painting had special sentimental value because i knew it no longer exists. and after painting plein air for several years now i can say that about a half dozen things i painted and are now gone. i guess because i like to paint things right on the edge of extinction for some reason. someone old appreciating something else thats old *)
think of the events in history the family living in this house experienced. pearl harbor, wwI, the roaring 20's, the invention of the automobile and planes. Wow... its mind boggling.