Monday, May 29, 2017

The Story of "Morning at the Casa"

The story of "Morning at the Casa"


The historic house of Casa Feliz, sits on the beautiful grounds of the golf course on the north end of Park Avenue in Winter Park, Florida. The building was relocated to this site, in 2000, when it was saved from demolition at it's original spot. For more information about this beautiful Spanish Style farm house visit the Casa Feliz website

I chose a brilliant periwinkle blue, with hints of green and violet, to convey the brightness of the sky. It was a crisp cool Spring morning. One of the last ones before the summer heat and humidity set in, with no moisture in the air to obscure the true blue of the sky.

The beauty of this house and its surroundings never cease to amaze and inspire me. My favorite feature is the carriage archway, which is the focal point of my painting. The white marks of the arch draw the eye to, and through it, to what is in the distance.

I posted an "in-progress" photo (above) on Facebook, which started an online bidding war, and the painting was sold before it was finished.  It was purchased by my dear friend and third time customer, Alison, as a birthday present for her mother.

This painting is also available as a high quality print on watercolor paper. (Please message me for price inquiries.)

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Happy trails and happy painting...