This one was done coming back from my Outer Banks workshop. there's this little town on the way called Columbia. its in what has been reported as the poorest county in North Carolina. i've passed thru it on hwy. 64 hundreds of times without even going a block off the main drag.
the other day i had the afternoon to paint, so i toured around town. its filled with slums and trash and sprinkled around....these beautiful turn of the century farm houses. this one was glowing in the winter afternoon sun. so i did its portrait. i have a feeling i'll be painting there quite a bit from now on!