“Spring Cleaning”

pastel painting of laundry and forsythia

"Spring Cleaning", pastel, 14" x 20"; 2006, $250.00 matted and framed

The backyard of an old farmhouse near me, I was drawn at first by the forsythia, which was right on the edge of the road as I drove past, then I saw the colorful hanging laundry, always a favorite subject as I slowed down. That hazy spring sunlight with long shadows on the grass, young leaves on the trees and the white-sided house all combined in a scene that could have been any year in the previous century.

This is the new painting that will be hanging in Fidelity Bank in Carnegie. The scene is in Rennerdale, just a few miles away and home to many people who come to Carnegie and to Fidelity Bank.

detail of spring cleaning painting

Detail of painting


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  2. Debbie Rudoy

    Lovely – I enjoyed the artwork and the explanation!

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