Friday, November 23, 2012
A house on Hussey Street, Nantucket, Mass
I was recently in Nantucket and acquired this lovely frame from shop owner, Cam Dutton, of Nantucket Country. I regularly paint for her shop/gallery. We wanted to somehow incorporate the name "Hussey" into the piece so it is carefully written across the bottom of the painting. I painted this in the watercolor technique using acrylic paints that are thinned down. I love the bright orange walkways with the brilliant blue sky. The trees are painted in a whimsical style that really sets the mood and time of the painting back into the 1850s, which is my favorite time. I wish I could live back then but with air conditioning and internet and running water. This painting is fitted with antique glass to match the style and in keeping with the frame.