Thursday, February 7, 2013

Well at the Barnes Foundation


WELL AT THE BARNES FOUNDATION
6" x 8"
oil on canvas board

From the window in front of my desk, where I sit as I type this, I see this structure in front of the Barnes Foundation.  The real, original Barnes Foundation.  I have always wondered what it was, and today, because I wanted to say something about the painting in this blog, I found out from one of the members of the "Friends of the Barnes".  Here is what she had to say.
"This well was purchased by Albert Barnes in Port-Manech, a fishing village in Brittany, France.  He vacationed and wrote there.  His beloved dog and infamous communicator was from the town.  If I remember correctly, Barnes really wanted to bring this back to Merion and he purchased a new well for the town in exchange".

  

6 comments:

Michael LeKites said...

Very beautifully done! A very nice piece of work! The colors, the highlights, everything is just right!

Dianne Lorden said...

Nancy, the light in this painting is remarkable. it looks better than real! Shadows and values are -- yes, I agree - just right!

Debra Kreiger said...

Wonderful painting Nancy. I also like the history lesson.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

You have captured the beautiful winter light with perfection, Nancy. I am glad you included the story as well!

Sue Marrazzo said...

Nancy...I hope you know how gifted
YOU are as an artist!
Every painting that
you post tells a story,
and your style shines through!
Thanks you for sharing this BEAUTY!

Larry Lerew said...

Beautiful Painting! Tremendous amount of atmosphere and depth in this painting not to mention the feeling of cold and warmth. Love it!