Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Log Cabin in Watercolor

This is a painting which I painted from a black and white photograph of an old camp in the Adirondacks on a beautiful lake.  The photo was taken in the late 1940s, I painted the painting in late 2007.  Today, a new cabin stands in its place, sadly the old camp was struck by lightning in the early 1980s.  I was able to recreate the colors from details given to me by family members.  Today, this painting now hangs inside the new cabin.  This is a full sheet watercolor painting, 22x30".  

Creating a painting of bygone times, is a treasure that will bring back memories for some and will be cherished for years to come.  It is possible to create a beautiful and colorful painting from a black and white photo, it may be challenging but in the end, it is definitely worth it.

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