My very good friends, Jeffrey and Kathleen Nye, have inspired (in a roundabout way) this next painting. I was visiting them over Christmas and they showed me a georgeous gift that Jeffrey's brother had built them: a picure frame. Of course this cought my attention, as I have gotten into the backwards habit of making paintings for the frames and not buying frames for the paintings. They have loaned me that frame for the show, and I painted this to go in it. Since then I have customed ordered a few more frames from Jeffrey's brother. They will go on paintings I have actually already finished (with no frame to put them in--rare.)
About this painting: I grew up here. Candler, North Carolina. This is the side back yard of the house where my grandfather and great aunts were born. They were raised here, my father was raised here, and until I was eight, my brother and sisters were raised here too. My oldest sister Katie, lives there now, raising her children and husband.
Oil on paper. 14" x 16"