Monday, April 20, 2009

April Afternoon in Mexico

April Afternoon in Mexico
16x20, acrylics on canvas

Mid-April in the tiny town of Mexico, Maine. We have a very international flavor here in Maine. Just up the road from Mexico lies Peru. A little farther south are Norway, Oxford, and Paris. If you drive through Augusta headed east, you'll probably pass through China. The Scandinavian countries are represented by Denmark and Sweden. And we can't forget Poland and Naples. There's a famous signpost in Western Maine that points to all these towns. You've probably seen it on a postcard a time or two.

All of which has nothing whatsoever to do with this post, so let's get down to business. This house, sitting alongside Route 17 in Mexico, caught my attention as I was driving past last week. I liked the way the strong afternoon sunlight hit it, liked the dormer across the front (side? back?) and the way the house sits a tad below street level.


Debra said...

Laurie, this is beautiful! Great job on the house, and I love the way you painted the sky! I like your choice of colors also.

Very nice!

Painting the Light said...

Thanks, Deb!