ABOUT THIS PAINTING
Announcement! Main Street USA has been selected for the juried exhibition Scapes and Scopes at the Huntington Beach Art Center which opens September 18, 2021.
I stood out in front of this abandoned house with my French easel, paint, and canvas on the tailgate of my truck for a couple of days. The dried weeds fall and the plywood curls, sags, and settles. All baking under the searing rays of the New Mexico sun. A family, or more, lived in this house. Was it once the refuge of warmth and love that I imagined? Or was it doomed from the start? A place where a family tried to live but couldn’t? (Another scenario I imagined.) This old adobe house is the remnants of a mystery. I can’t help but wonder what happened here and why it’s been abandoned. Who owns it and why has it fallen so far?