"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.