|Painting is by Mary Winterer, 1980 - Shirley said the painting came from the Theo Waddington Gallery in Montreal.|
It stayed at the store for a long time and I thought about getting it, but never could figure out where it could go. Then Shirley took it home. I missed seeing it. One day, I asked her about it and one thing led to another. Shirley's booth mate and master carpenter, Joe, built a wonderful rustic frame for it and now it's mine.
I still had no idea where it would go when I brought it home yesterday. I didn't really think it would work in the foyer because I stupidly didn't think it was large enough for the wall. I propped it on the bench and immediately realized - it was perfect for that spot.
The painting is much larger than I realized. That's great because there's a lot of wall space to cover. The bench (an old church pew from Rudy's grandmother's church) is around 8 feet long.
It's a painting I love and now I'll get to see it every day. Doesn't art make a home more homey?
Since I had all the picture hanging tools out - level, stud finder, hammer, nails... - I hung 3 more pictures. These are some I came across while yard sale-ing. I had put them in my booth and put a great price on them. One day I saw they were gone and I panicked. I missed them. I had fallen in love with the colors.
I hung them in the stairwell opposite the porch painting and church pew. My husband, the fine art critic, says they look like giant boobs. I tried to shake my head and act all mature, but I have to admit, they really do! Oh dear.