Began this painting today and even though it’s far from being finished I like it! It looks like somewhere else as well as the place it is. Funny how painting can be like dreaming… things can cross logical boundaries and vistas can open up that aren’t there in the real world… So painting pictures is something like dreaming… ? This is an oil paint on cotton canvas piece, 32 x 24″, Jan 12 2018… The building looks really solidly situated on rough old grassy ground. It’s been there a century or two, and some of the walls have caved in and been repaired during its life… I love the ultramarine shadows and the Winslow Homer like background trees (even though that isn’t how the real background looks at all…!) I’m also thinking of Monet’s haystacks series.. how different light affects the scene and no doubt the viewer.