Saturday, January 9, 2016

My Dad's Cabin, in Otero County, New Mexico ~ Oil Painting

This is an 11"x14" oil painting for my Mom and Dad for Christmas. Dad had asked me to paint his home in New Mexico. I had never painted a building and working off of a composite of two photographs, marshaled on. Almost ninety, Dad, and Mom still drive to their cabin for the summers. I stay in the bottom level, built into the side of the hill, with a deck and porch swing. The door opens to peace and sometimes to a bear,  deer or a family of raccoons.  I can hear the swing now, creaking slowly, as Dad smokes his cigar, surveying his piece of the mountain.   If Mom and Dad are at the cabin, the flag is flying. 

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