This is quick little study of a house in town I shot on a bright winter day a couple of weeks ago. There used to be a house here on the south side of this one that a rather strange recluse type of person used to live in. It got rather ran down and some people in town found him a nice little apartment that he moved to and the old place was torn down. He has since passed away, he was a son of a friend of my fathers. On the other side to the north is a large house that a gentleman by the name of Ralph Belts used to live in years ago. I did several paintings of him and will have to find some of those and post them here. I always remember he used to cut his grass with a pair of scissors while wearing one of the hats like workers wore in the rice fields from the vietnam war era. The house itself was occupied by an eccentric old women while I was growing up that was a good friend of my mothers who shared quite an interest in antique glass. Her house was so full of antiques at the time that even the steps going upstairs were used for storage save a narrow walkway. She had one of the largest collections of glassware around along with a large variety of other items. Strange little corner of town this was!
The painting is another 8x10 inches, oil on panel and is available for purchase but will not ship until dry and varnished.