We were at a motel along Lake Superior 15 years or more ago. It was north of Grand Marais. Minnesota. Directly behind the motel sat this building. It was sitting so close to the motel that driving was tight in order to park the car. It was being used for storage for the maintenance of the business I photographed the building as the character was so good. I had to take shots of it in parts as I could stand far enough away from it to get it all in one photo. Later that summer I recreated it in this scene. The old truck was a photo I had found in a newspaper and the barn comes from my experiences of being on farms as a farm boy. The goats and hollyhocks helped add to the finished painting for sure.
I sold the painting 10 years ago and I just now found in an image file probably the only image of the painting. I was glad to find it. Artists do get attached to some of there work and this one was one of my favorites. I am glad that I can share this one with you today.