Sunday, September 8, 2013

Yellow Gingerbread, 8x10 inch Acrylic Painting done Plein Air


This weekend I participated in a first-time Plein Air event in Bristol, RI called Paint Bristol.  Bristol is a very picturesque town, which is very walkable, with lots of cafes and restaurants, galleries and very cool shops.  I painted this in the morning, a cute little gingerbread Victorian right on Hope Street, which is the main drag.  The owner stopped by and was telling me the story of the house, and the close-set house next door to it.  Apparently a single lady lived here, with a nice big lot.  She had a friend who fell upon hard times, and she offered the yard to her friend.  Seeing as her friend was totally without means, she bought a house and had it ROLLED through the streets of Bristol, where it was set up on her land. The two lived amicably side by side into their 90's.  I told the owner it seemed to me always that the spirit of this house was a happy one, and he confided that he actually thought there was a ghost, albeit a friendly one, in the house.  He said he often smelled cooking cinnamon and baked goods, when there is no good reason for it.
I offered this today for $325, framed in a gold plein air frame.  I will honor this price for this week, email me at kcareymac@hotmail.com if interested.
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9 comments:

  1. Wonderful painting. I feel you captured the spirit of the house. The story was an added pleasure. Great job especially plein air.

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  2. Great story and a wonderful painting. Love the way you handled the gingerbread trim. The whole painting really appeals to me.

    This is a comment from the fabulous Jerry Stocks, who emailed me and asked me to move it.....

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  3. Really good one Kelley...Can't believe you captured this en plein air so well..

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  4. Very beautiful and intricate piece. Architecture of any kind can be so hard to plein air paint and this beauty has so many elements. Great job!

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  5. Such a happy house and such a happy painting. Quite the challenge Kelley! Oh my goodness Well done

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  6. Nice painting, Kelley. That house has a lot going on but you handled it well.

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  7. I always wanted a house with gingerbread! Lovely!

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  8. Kelley, love this, and also the sweet story. Beautiful post!

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  9. Oh I know this house....how charmingly you have painted it. Lovely.

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