Wednesday, March 28, 2012

"Springtime at Manor House" (oil on linen; 14" x 11") sold


Reference photo

The house in the painting could be any colonial-style house common in northern Virginia.  But it is not.  It is the Manor House at Green Spring Gardens Park in Alexandria, VA.  The entire park grounds used to belong to a plantation owner long time ago, and you know what that means in the antebellum South.  It is now owned and maintained by the Fairfax Country Park Authorities; much of gardening work is done by volunteers.  A nice change, don't you think?  The Manor House is open to the public a few days a week for teas, gift shopping, and art shows. As a matter of fact, I have had a couple of solo shows in the building in the past.  Naturally, I am quite fond of the place.

I took the picture a couple of weeks ago, when daffodils just started blooming.  Right above the yellow daffodils you can see a big clump of Lenten roses, which I edited out in my painting.  Beyond the house the saucer magnolias are at their peak.  It is such a happy picture that I just had to paint it.


  1. Wow, What a nice painting. I really like your painting and you are a best painter. Every manor house has such type of scene of greenery because manor house are the full with nature things.

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    1. I like the painting. There is a clear message in it that is to make your house green. The hotels should also be located at such pollution free places.

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  3. Hotels in pollution-free places would be ideal. Thanks!