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Castle in the Snow

Fonthill

I'm often asked how I paint snow scenes since I work on site. The answer is that paintings such as Castle in the Snow are painted looking out a window, allowing me to be in a heated room or at least my truck while I paint. Rarely, there are winter days warm enough to allow outdoor painting in the climate where I live, but then there certainly wouldn't be snow on the ground! In this case I parked my truck where I had a great view of Fonthill, Dr. Henry Mercer's wonderful and unique home in Doylestown, Bucks County, PA..

The Mercer buildings in Doylestown----Fonthill, the Mercer Museum and the Tileworks----were a part of my childhood. My parents had an antiques business, were fascinated by old stuff, and my father was a big fan of the quirky, opinionated Dr. Mercer. I strongly suggest a trip to Doylestown for anyone unfamiliar with the Mercer legend. Fonthill was built between 1908 and 1912 from poured concrete---an extremely new and controversial building material at that time----and has 44 rooms and over 200 windows and skylights. To say that it's an amazing structure to paint is a serious understatement I've done it many, many times, but I'm particularly pleased by this modestly-sized painting of an incredible building set into such a perfect snowfall!

Medium
Acrylic
Image Dimensions
6" x 8"
Outer Frame Dimensions
24 1/2" x 16"
Frame Style
2 1/2" Wood/Gold Leaf with 2 3/4" Gold Leaf Liner
Price
$750.00

 

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