Status of Original Painting – For Sale
All prices are in Canadian dollars
Size: 13.25 x 20 inches
Medium: Watercolour on 300 lb Arches
One of the things that caught my eye was the pristine satellite TV dish from @ShawDirect that is attached to the front of this abandoned home. Contrast that with the roof torn off on the side closest to us, the gaping open framework and desperate patchwork beams, a triangular cluster of a shingles in the upper right corner, and siding that’s sorely in need of a paint job. The grass has grown tall all around, along with colorful lupins and other wild flowers.
After I finished this, I discovered a photo on flickr that shows the house two years earlier, and it surprisingly lacks the satellite dish in front (see here). Was the dish added later as a joke? Or is someone living inside and getting good reception? But with the apparent lack of electrical power or a roof to shield from the elements, I think not.
I took the reference photo in July 2021. My thanks to Lisa Samways who spotted the house as we were driving in to Dildo for lunch. We stopped on the way back to photograph this scene. Lisa also named the painting.