As promised last week I will be posting a painting-A-week starting today.

There is a story behind this painting:

About 2 weeks ago I drove by our old house … the one we lived in while the kids where growing up…the one on “the best street in the city” according to a former neighbor and friend. But…I was a bit disappointed to see that the new owners painted it a red color and took down some of our beautiful plants that had grown so nicely. It was sad to see them gone…and to see the other changes like the color. We did move about 8 years ago…and the nerve of these people to change everything. It’s funny how much we don’t like change.

Last week for my 1st painting-A-week I decided to paint our beautiful Wellesley Road home.

Following is a photo I took of the house on that day:

It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.  ~Author Unknown



4 Replies to “painting-A-week”

  1. A wonderful painting – and a wonderful topic. Whenever I go “Home” I drive by the family house to see how it is. I too felt the sadness of some things not being as they were; at the same time I ache when I see the things that we left behind, remembering when Dad put the eagle over the garage doors and never being privy to what motivated him to do it – and how 40 yrs later I really appreciate the ornamentation that was his and his alone.

  2. Yes, it is interesting how all this stays with us and how it makes us feel. A few years ago in one of my trips to Argentina (my hometown) I went to see my grandparents house…this was the house where my mom and her siblings grew up in. I went with my cousin, we rang the doorbell and told the person who answered who we were. To our surprise he let us in and we got to see this house where I spent so much of my childhood. The funny thing was that the new owners didn’t change many things. The one thing I did notice was that things looked smaller to me than how I remembered them. Thank you for your comment Jim!

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