I drove by this many times, actually, and did not see it. It’s one block back from the main road. One day I just happen to turn my head and I was like “WOW where has that been?” It was just so perfectly framed down this little street. So it went on my list of places to paint.
When I thought of this Streets and Steeples series, I was so happy to paint here. It’s a dicey section of town so I went early on a Saturday. It was a beautiful morning and once again I was met with enthusiasm by people walking past. A couple guys actually stopped and got out of their truck to see what I was doing. We had a good chat about art and music. They play in a jazz band!
Anyway, I think of that neighborhood and how I made certain judgements about it; about how judgement is the antithesis of Charity and Charity is so easily spoken of at this time of year. So as a reminder to myself to not judge, I titled this painting Charity.
- Original oil on wood panel
- Painting is 6 x 6 inches
- Frame is 7 x 7 x 1.5 inches
- Black frame with silver accent
- Painted plein air on locations
- Painting is framed, wired, ready to hang