Second April (Greene County, TN) Second April (Greene County, TN)

pen and ink, watercolor
2003

Everyone loves this picture, for reasons I still don't quite understand. I always thougit of it as a study for something I'd do later on (which, of course, I've never gotten around to re-doing). I do love the old spring houses which were/are (at least when I was growing up) somewhere nearby nearly every old house I knew of.

Oddly enough, I DID finally do another version of this picture, at the request of my mother-in-law...which my french Father-in-law adored, since it reminded him of the area in the French countryside where he spent his childhood. That, actually, made me quite happy....it hangs in their house in Tours, these days.

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