Friday, January 11, 2008

"Memories Past" - 8" x 10" - Acrylic on board sold















Another beautiful, haunting structure that I came across down an old farm road here in my home state. There's just something about these weathered houses that forever continues to captivate me. It's one thing to see these American relics in books and photographs, and something completely different to see, touch, and listen to them one on one. The soft creaking boards sound like small distant voices that are trying to tell a story of days gone by. It makes one wonder what once went on behind these now fragile walls, which, in spite of their condition, still stand proud against the wide horizon. Recalling the cool, crisp day when I found it standing all alone, I felt that I needed to create a larger painting than usual. I wanted to capture the emotions I felt as I began my way up to the house, which, upon my approach, looked as if it was shying away, trying to seek refuge behind the unkempt foliage that guarded it. Please click on the image to see a larger view.

3 comments:

Todd Bonita said...

I just discovered your blog and it's fantastic! It was fun to explore and compare your old work and watch your growth. You are very talented and your commitment is paying off, the work is fabulous. I'll be checking back.
Best,
Todd

Mark Oberndorf said...

Hi Andrea,
I just found your blog, and am enjoying your work quite a bit. I really like this particular painting very much. I think that you are doing your community a valuable service by documenting these old structures. I try to do the same thing with my own work. I also like the way you are using words to further illustrate your vision. Keep it up! I shall be checking back often, and am going to link your blog to mine.
Stay well.
Mark O.

mariamccabe said...

Hi Andrea,
I am writing again because I am checking out your other blog... I have to say this series of work reminds me of andrew Weyeth's work. I love the simplicity of the subjects, and the detain, light and especially mood you evoke in your work. I am really blown away with your work! Thanks for sharing:)
Maria