Monday, April 6, 2015

1555 Original Homestead

This snow is all gone now...
The squared off timbers in the middle of this painting are all that remains of the 20 foot by 20 foot pioneer log cabin. It had a basement probably with a mud floor. The trees have all grown up around the forgotten homestead, blocking the sun and the southerly view. It was a good place to build on - a little rise at the very top of the marble ridge. I wonder how much digging they had to do to achieve the basement? The sun was warm on my back during this late winter painting session.

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