Monday, April 19, 2010

The longest porch in the world

Alice and Dani, Summer of '68
Oil with a palette knife on cradled artist board
12" x 9" x 1.5"
Click on the image to enlarge

This is a recent painting from my family photos series. This was painted from a photo of my good friend Danielle and her mother Alice taken in 1968 at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island, Michigan. This hotel boasts the longest porch in the world and it is one of Danielle's favorite childhood memories. Danielle, an only child, lost her mother earlier this year, but she told me that this is one of the most treasured photos of them together. So of course, I had to paint it.

And now for some macro zoom photo fun with the painting. I love the abstract quality of these. 

1 comment:

Autumn Leaves said...

What an exquisite painting, Ann! I know Danni will treasure this one always. I have to say that the macro images intrigue me and I keep trying to line them up with the upright painting! The flowers in the first zoom shot especially...I feel like I'm standing off the side of the house looking across at a row of flower boxes. Kind of makes me feel oddly dizzy or something! Cool!

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