“Awaiting Guests” 10″ x 8″ oil on canvas
This painting was an unexpected surprise on a rainy afternoon. I was heading over to a local bed and breakfast to put up some new paintings and had the intention to paint on the grounds. The location is the Glencairn Inn in Lawrenceville, NJ. It’s a lovely setting with a stone house, a barn and other character filled out buildings. Lot’s of trees and nature all around too!
As I was driving a storm rolled in with buckets of rain so I had no expectation of painting until I pulled into the driveway. What greeted my eyes was the barn with the doors open and I could see several table and chair arrangements. Hmm…. I thought well maybe I can see if I can paint from in there. It just looked so inviting! In speaking with the Innkeeper I received a lovely yes, please do!
This was a magical experience for me! The rain was pouring down but the light was just so welcoming and I loved the atmosphere inside the barn. It was so peaceful and comforting. I was drawn to the light on this table by one of the entry ways. The mahogany tone chairs and green cloth just made such a beautiful statement. The time flew by as I painted with the calming sound of rain all around me. It’s an experience I will never forget and I had such joy capturing this moment.