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Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Day 16 - Barred

Day 16 - Barred

This was a really fun painting to do because I did it plein air in front of the library.
I had lots of people walking by commenting on it, and at one time I had a pretty good size group of young people watching and asking questions.

One young man wanted to know what I was doing.
I told him I was painting the jail.
He said, "I know that, but why are you painting?"
I replied, "because that's what I do".
I thought about the exchange the rest of the evening and I don't know why,
it's just what I do.

 8" x 8" acrylic on a panel
$95 + $6 shipping

This jail is old, like Carrollton and it was used up until the late 1960's or early 70's as a jail.  It has four cells and a pot bellied stove in the middle to heat them all.  The windows are narrow slits in the stone work and they have glass now,but I'm not sure they always did.   It is a tourist attraction today and you can go in and walk all the way around the cells.  The Main St. office is upstairs, just under that over hang on the right.  You can take your photo in one of those scenes with the holes cut out for your face.  It's kind of creepy when you go in for the first time, and I've had more than one grandchild back their way out almost before they got in. 

So all you artists out there, put in the comments why you paint.  I'm still thinking about that answer myself.

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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at You can also purchase through my gallery website at . Thank you so much for stopping by.