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04-04-2014, 05:19 AM
A man's castle is his home, and his yard, done in oil 2 layers

04-04-2014, 06:03 AM
Hello Pat....
He looks quite content tending the castle gardens....it's a peacefull image, and nicely done!
Tell him to close the door, or he have collectors offering to buy the 'Barn Find'....like how
you did the rust!
Take care friend,

D Akey
04-04-2014, 06:59 AM
What an endearing scene. It's so believable. I love the way you have her posture. It's really quite often like that. And the colors and values feel very believable. I also get the 'old service' of it, between herself and the farm. But she still keeps chugging along. And the model of car is far older than she, which speaks of a continuity of time that is longer than her own life.

You know, in the movie about King Arthur called Excalibur, there was something that King Arthur forgets which is the key to his being king. And it's quite profound. And you painted it here in my opinion. And that theme is: The king and the land are one.

I feel from this that the lady and her grounds are one, they relate so thoroughly. What a terrific metaphor. It's a relationship picture, in which she still tends the ground and it still gives her beauty and sustenance in Time.

Very fine picture Pat.

Marilyn Anne
04-04-2014, 11:12 AM
Reminds me of my Mother's aunts house. Her garage and garden was so like that and my great grandmother had an old car in her garage. My sister and I used to play in it all the time.

04-04-2014, 06:58 PM
This is one of those scenes that makes me want to step right into it and explore. Love the atmosphere here, (and that rust on the car is a wonderful touch) well done! :)

~ Scribbles

04-04-2014, 08:22 PM
WOW, what a precious little painting! So placid and warm!

04-05-2014, 04:26 AM
A very pleasant scene, homely and everlasting.

04-05-2014, 07:52 AM
The painting is real good and the rusty car is over the top :cool:

04-05-2014, 08:28 AM
Well Pat, as all have said this is a lovely painting bringing back memories both of working in the garden and remembering my memories :)

04-05-2014, 09:05 AM
A relaxing scene Pat and I love the car! :)

04-06-2014, 07:09 AM
So glad you all liked this painting and it brought back good memories, thankyou your comments are so appreciated

04-06-2014, 07:21 AM
Your painting is both beautiful and charming Pat. I am inspired.

04-07-2014, 06:44 AM
very nice painting Pat!. :)

04-08-2014, 06:25 AM
Thankyou, Shezza and Silver for your kind comments