Friday, March 13, 2009

New Mills Winter

New Mills Winter
11x14, acrylics on canvas

This is a scene straight out of my childhood. The building on the right, currently an apartment building, used to be New Mills School, where I attended first and second grades many, many years ago. The blank front used to have two doors, as every proper schoolhouse used to have. Behind those doors, permeated by the smell of wet wool on winter mornings, were two cloakrooms that opened to the downstairs classrooms. Times change, and most of the older schools like this one have been closed down. At least the building is being utilized instead of dying of neglect. I liked this school.

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