…then I met this one. I photographed him in many seasons and really liked this photo a lot. Maybe because I like snow in the South (USA ) so very much! Even old things look all dressed up and quietly handsome. This one has been torn down along with all his old brothers that had served a family for over one hundred years. I am glad I was able to photograph and paint it. Hope you are glad too.
This mural measures about 8 feet wide and 6 feet high. It is in a foot-deep alcove at the end of the formal dining room of a Craftsman style home. It was inspired by a window by Louis Comfort Tiffany. It is all paint – not glass.
When I was first asked to paint this I thought ‘oh sure I can do this in x amount of time’. But as I got into the research on it I more and more wanted it to look as much like glass as possible. A web search on faux stained glass brought no how-to help. So standing at my table with paints and tools I began experimenting. And praying. On my fifth sample board I hit a wall. Nothing looked right. Help! Almost split-secondly, I looked over at my palette and saw my answer. There on the palette was what had been in my mind. I thanked God and went off to finish the mural.
I hope you enjoy looking at it and imagining it at the end of a long dining table full of friends and/or family. Eating, laughing, and talking with food in their mouths.
I like best the apple that is suspended in air. Is it falling or bouncing up from the ground after falling? I visited the Louis Comfort Tiffany collection at the Morse Museum in Winter Park, Florida once after seeing Disney World. I loved both. Two great artists made their art for others to enjoy.