Friday, February 15, 2013

The Atomic Gas Station

Acrylic on 10x14 stretched canvas
Not For Sale

This one is hanging on my wall. I loved this old gas station that was on  side road in Mayfield NY. An old gas station converted to a residence - the old gas sign still hung off the front of the building. Took photos of it one fall, with the large red-leafed maple casting shadows across the simple road. To paint this, I took parts from a few of the photos to put together & capture the scene how I wanted.

Unfortunately, this building recently suffered a severe fire & the gas station was lost. The building is now gone - I don't know what became of the sign. Things like that have a funny way of turning up years later at a yard sale. I will keep my eyes open!


jill polsby said...

Love this! The fabulous shadows in fabulous colors! No wonder you kept this one for yourself!!

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Love how you have a hint of the reds blending into the shadows, which are lovely, btw. Nice composition and interesting backstory, Nan.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Such a beautiful piece, Nancie! I can imagine that growing up here would have been a blast, so much nature surrounding the place, the smells of old gas and oil...cuffing through the dirt/gravel yard and the lazy drone of summer... Just sublime.


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