Wednesday, September 19, 2012

House of the Singing Winds 2

On the Grounds 2
9" x 12", Oil on Canvas Panel

While painting the third 16" x 20" work in the House of the Singing Winds Series, I did this 9x12 at painting group. Showing part of the parking lot and the approaches to the TC Steele house, you can get an idea of the ridge top setting for his home.
Curatorial Discussions
16" x 20", Oil on Canvas

My wife and I were greeted by the home's currator and given a tour of the facilities. In the background of this painting you get the almost opposite view of the drive from On the Grounds 2. Behind the figures is the building Steele built as his second studio at the site, his first studio being the living room area in the main house. The indoor studio spaces were not much used, Steele being devoted to painting "en plein air". He had several shelters built on the grounds at the best views so he could paint in all weather.

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