Thursday, August 21, 2014

All Is Well With A Candle In The Window - Origianl Art Painting by Mary Beth Brath - Daily Painter of Pennsylvania

All Is Well With A Candle In The Window
President James Buchanan's Home in Lancaster PA
by Mary Beth Brath

Finally - finished. I enjoyed an awesome day of plein air painting with members of the Susquehanna Valley Plein Air Painters recently. I had most of the painting finished on site but I needed to adjust some angles, put a candle in the window and simplify colors.

I was intrigued by this quiet rear entrance covered with a very healthy grape vine. There was no candle in the window - that was my doing. The "grape vine" of gossip surrounding Buchanan's presidency is also quite healthy. My candle symbolizes peace and assurance that all is well.


Shelby Pizzarro said...

Excellent work! And I love to hear the story behind the piece. :-)

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Great painting, Mary Beth! I really like the story that came with it too.

Sue Marrazzo said...

What a nice setting, story and I like the additional candle = )

Cecelia Lyden said...

This turned out so well-nice shade value on the porch.Beautiful vine.