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ECHO HILL STUDIOS
ARTIST: ANN KAHL
This is an oil painting of a barn that I did for a friend's summer house. The painting is 3 x 4 feet. The names of the friend's grandchildren are worked into the painting.
A BARN NEAR VIRGINVILLE, PA
This is a series (in progress) of paintings based on a theme I came upon by accident. I found a painting of a window, (one of my favorite subjects) in the barn. I had never finished it because it wasn't right, and I had become discouraged. As I had nothing else to work on, I finished it. I liked it, and hung it on the wall.
As I walked back to my oils table, my eye caught a page I had torn out of a magazine. . Two of Picasso's Harlequins. I thought it would be fun to put them outside the window, looking in. So I did.
Two more windows followed: El Greco's Laocoon, and then a window with that famous, crazy mandolin player from the Renaissance Period that everyone knows from their art classes (I hope,), serenading a totally disinterested, and rather homely girl from the Medieval Period.
It struck me as quite comical, until I awoke four nights later at four o'clock A. M. and painted the burning WTC into the background.
Now I don't know what to think. What do you think?
(I did break one of my new rules and entered The Third Window in a Lehigh University exhibit. It was rejected. Maybe it's politically incorrect. That would be fun.)
THE FIRST WINDOW THE SECOND WINDOW THE THIRD WINDOW
This is a portrait of my son Mike's much revered boss and his family. To give away a secret, Mary Beth is not altogether pleased with it. I think one has to specialize in painting babies not to have them appear somewhat generic. But Matt is pleased, so I feel justified.
MATT and MARY BETH McMENNAMIN and FAMILY
Anna is the girl friend of the careful, reliable man whose talents are making it possible for Mike and me to hold on to Echo Hill. He is doing so by building handsome spaces in one of the barns, so that we can rent them to university students. Here I combined the work he loves with the woman he loves. A very satisfying experience. Thank you, Anna and Gary.
The beautiful frame was designed and made by the gentleman who, twenty years ago, built a lovely country kitchen onto the back of " this old house," so that at last we could enjoy the pond from the windows and patio.
It was difficult capturing Jackie, as her Asian features are not as familiar to me, and she wasn't present when I painted it. But I did capture her sweet beauty, and am not displeased.. Her dad is in Russia staying with friends. Thanks to this miracle machine, he will see it within the hour.
MY LOVELY, EXOTIC, AMERICAN - FILIPPINO NIECE, JACKIE
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