Wednesday, January 15, 2014

DAY 15 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

"Come Sit a Spell"
8" x 8"
acrylic on Arches oil paper

I borrowed a photo from the 'family' album.  It was from 
my family's yearly summer vacation when I was little - 
a black and white - obscure and dark photo - 
to say the least.
So I have imagined color...I had the value - 
dark under the trees
and light beyond to the driveway and the barn 'out yonder' 
and removed
the people from the chairs.

I always felt this 'scene' was an 'inviting space'.
Although, not shown in the circle that usually happened,
these old metal lawn chairs 
(and an occasional kitchen table chair) 
represent a placement of adults, usually the men,
situated under the canopy of several shade the heat of the day in Southeast Missouri.
Many a story was told in this space.
Some I definitely remember, some have
been retold many times to me.
It is such a part of fond memories about 
visits to the farm where my grandparents lived.

I have a little more work to do on the gate it looks like.
It looks like a gate for giants..and chairs for lilliputians.
Oh well, it's practice.

Kittens were on my shoulders and in my face 
all painting time today - ugh!  
Some days we have a 'good fit' going on, and other days
not so much, this was one of those days - extra play time
necessary - and we had fun!
Their favorite thing to do, play 'chase the laser light'.
They are getting really good at catching it.
Makes for good hunters down the line!



Debra Bryant said...

I just love this one Pattie. Those chairs are wonderful!

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Deb!

Deb Mitchell said...

Oh Pattie I remember these chairs also, I guess my parents had some too. Ours were green. I love the colors you see from the black and white photo. Thanks for sharing and this really is a inviting picture/space to me.

Pattie Wall said...

I remember these chairs at many people's houses..we didn't have any like this, but I can't remember what we had, time for research next time I am at Dad's. Glad this created a memory for you, too!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Hey some how I missed seeing this one until today! Love it! It is so Americana! Great paintings!

Pattie Wall said...

I like it that you are coming by every day - other's do too, but they don't leave any trace..hmmm...I love comments.