Redeemed – 36″x36″ acrylic on canvas. Available.

An abandoned house may not be the first choice when searching for a subject of loveliness to grace the walls of a home. But who can deny its beauty when seen through the eyes of the one who holds the paintbrush?

If it was up to me, I would purchase this building, and then cleanse and restore the interior so that life would once again flow in and out, and the structure would fulfill its intended purpose of functionality and fruitfulness. But I wouldn’t cover over the chipped paint and other scars on the outside. For some reason, that is beautiful to me, and tells the story of a hard-fought existence, and possible battle wounds that brought it this far. The history may have been painful, but the redemption process would change everything.

House on Wilson

This house has been calling to me for so long!! Now that I’ve painted it once, I’m dying to interpret it again. For those who live in the area, you may recognize it as the abandoned house on Wilson, just north of 52nd Street, by the pond.

I used a different kind of brush than normal (synthetic vs. bristle), and handled the negative space in a manner I seldom employ. I found it very enjoyable, and will certainly experiment with this style again.

House on Wilson, 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas.
House on Wilson, 18″ x 24″ acrylic on canvas. Available for purchase.