Saturday, February 12, 2022

Post 244: Historical Homes Series

Historical Homes Series

Painting things local to me is always interesting; there are so many fascinating places in Virginia too. Virginia is a great combination of seasons, sensations, and history since the United States began.

I've painted the gazebo in Occoquan, the Marina at Belmont Bay, Great Falls, and Virginia Beach. For this Historic Home Series, so far I have Mount Vernon and Monticello with the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Virginia next on the radar.

Painting Name: Mount Vernon, Alexandria, VA

Medium: Acrylic
Size: 11x14 Gallery Wrapped Stretched Canvas
Edition Year: 2022
Framed?: No
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I spent some of my childhood in Alexandria and my first visit to Mount Vernon was a school field trip. It was fascinating. Years later, upon moving back into the Northern Virginia area, a return to Mount Vernon was a must do. A few times! Even more fun was once seeing the house from the water.

Painting Name: Monticello, Charlottesville, VA

Medium: Acrylic
Size: 11x14 Gallery Wrapped Stretched Canvas
Price: $425
Edition Year: 2022
Framed?: No
Commissioned? No

I lived in Charlottesville and Central Virginia for a good many years. Hence, a few visits to Monticello. More recently, a trip to Monticello AND Trump Winery as its just past Monticello! Again, and even more fascinating house! 

Our US history is what it is. The country wasn't perfect when these guys lived in these houses and it certainly isn't perfect now, but we have made improvements thankfully. Nonetheless, these historical houses are 'monuments' to the founders of this country. There is no where else I would rather live.

See the Next Painting...

The next in the Historical Homes series will be the Governor's Mansion in Richmond, Virginia, so keep an eye out for that one.

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