Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Little Pink Charmer by Julie Riker

9x12 oil

Cecelia and I drove up to Liverpool today where I found this little pink house.  I was attracted to the strong sunlight on the house and the variations in pinks - including the reflected glow under the porch roof.
The entire time I was painting I had that John Mellencamp song going through my head "Ain't that America...little pink houses for you and me".  With the sunflowers, the flag, this seemed like the quintessential small town charmer.

2 comments:

Cecelia Lyden said...

Perfection Julie. The trees in the background really unite the whole composition and prevent the painting from being sugar sweet.

Julie Riker said...

Thanks Cecelia! It is borderline sugar sweet, I know. But it was fun to paint such a strong color.