Tuesday, August 10, 2010

SOMEONE'S HOME



8x10 oil on canvas panel

My husband is pretty tolerant of my need to photograph things as we are driving and this painting is an example of his patience and tolerance. Several months ago we were driving back home and stopped in central Louisiana at the same restaurant we always stop at for breakfast. Just off the interstate, across from the restaurant, is a winding road that we've always wondered what was down there.

Score! We discovered horses and cows grazing, beautiful aged barns, old rusted trucks, and a swamp with nesting white herons...a plethora of painting opportunities! After an hour of picture of taking, which felt like 10 minutes, it was time to continue the 7 hour drive home. This home with its private dirt road, and the rickety little fence was among one of my favorite shots. I wonder what is waiting to be discovered on all of those other off roads?

9 comments:

Linda Popple said...

This is lovely, Angela! The path leads me in and I want to go up to the house. Your story about getting the photograph is great. I like to do the same thing. How wonderful that you and your husband explored that path after wondering what was there. :-)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

I love this, Angela. It is so full of warmth and light! I smiled when I read your story. My husband has gotten used to me wanting to go down unexplored paths to take photographs - it is amazing what you can find!

Ann Rogers said...

Lovely and inviting! A good marriage requires a patient husband...good for Jay!

LindaHunt said...

This is such an inviting painting. I can feel the lushness of all the greenery and the road is painted with gorgeous colors.
I love hearing your story of exploration and finding this little gem of an area.

Gwen Bell said...

Your style works so beautifully here! Would love to see more of these landscapes. Can't wait to see what will come from your photographic adventure!

AutumnLeaves said...

I just think this is beautiful, Angela. Seems like an overcast day that just brings those greens to life.

Carol Horzempa said...

Wonderful painting of an old country road, great brushwork and greens! Can't wait to see more paintings from your photo excursion.

I have to laugh...this is what my husband does for me, especially on our trips down to Louisiana to see my son. Would love to know where that country road is!

Randy Saffle said...

Very pretty. I like the overall tone.

Emily said...

I love this one!