Nobody is Home – Summer
By Susan Wellington
Oil on linen
12 x 9 in.
Available through the artist
This old farmhouse is a favorite subject of mine, and I have returned to paint it in all four seasons. I am drawn by the changes the different light and foliage make to the beautiful, abandoned farmhouse. It saddens me to see the beautiful old structures being lost to neglect, so painting them is my way of saving their stories, their charm, and their beauty.
Nobody is Home – Summer was painted en plein air surrounded by the sounds of a Mississippi summer, cattle grazing nearby, and the trickle of water from a nearby stream. My goal was to give my viewer a sense of place with this piece, and hopefully, to bring back some happy memories of times gone by.
Scenes from my travels and my native Mississippi provide abundant inspiration and subject material. I am a devotee’ of painting en plein air and from life, and I believe both to be essential in “learning to see” as an artist.
You can find my work at The Caron Gallery in Tupelo, Mississippi, Jackson Street Gallery in Ridgeland, Mississippi, and the Pacesetter Gallery in Flowood, Mississippi.