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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Doorway at Green Gables, Lakeside, Ohio

This is another oil painting I did at Lakeside last month with the Ohio Plein Air Society painters.  There is a real story connected to this one.  First you have to know that parking is at a minimum there and something came up and we had to move the car - which was in a premium parking place right in front of where we were staying.  So  - I set up my easel and chair in the center of the parking spot and proceded to paint the side entrance while my friend took the car on her errand.  Actually - I am really fond of the resulting painting - it brings back great memories and some laughs too!
The painting is a small oil -7"x5" and is painted on a canvas panel.

6 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Anything that makes one laugh is a winner, Barb. I love these old wooden screen doors; they are a piece of art unto themselves. So many images of country living, simpler times...all from this delightful piece...

Barb Sailor said...

Autumnleaves...I agree wholeheartedly about the laughter - so important! These old doors bring back childhood memories - especially the slamming of the door behind you as you enter or exit - and grandma yelling "Don't let the door slam ...!"

The Halters said...

you are amazing....to make an ordinary door a focal point and sooooo beautiful. and to create so many paintings in short periods of time to last for long periods of time :) you are amazing.

Barb Sailor said...

Sharon...you are the amazing one! You who can motivate and touch people in a unique way. Thank you for being my friend! By the way - if you ever want one of these "forever paintings" just let me know. You can have your pick!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Barb, I love the story behind this delightful painting! Somehow this painting produces an effect of serene calm.
I have just bought myself some oils and have been playing with them...without much success however.

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane...the oils are so different from the watercolors, aren't they? I started out as an oil painter and then went to watercolors about 15 years ago. I prefer the watercolors, actually!
Thanks for commenting on this painting.