Monday, May 11, 2009
Oil on Linen
In 2007 I was in New Harmony for the IPAPA paint-out and selected Carol's Garden to paint. My wife and I had been married in the beautiful garden near the Roofless Church. I gave the painting to my wife when I returned to Indianapolis and later posted it on my blog as Carol's Garden. This past weekend my wife and I visited New Harmony again, checked into the Inn and took a walk down to the garden. Five minutes after we left the garden I received a long distance call from a man in Virginia wanting to buy the original painting. He and his wife had were married there in 2008. He had Googled Carols Garden, New Harmony...and the painting came up.I explained that it was not for sale, but I happened to be in New Harmony...with my painting supplies. I painted the 12''x12" version, sent a jpeg and he purchased the work for an anniversary gift.
Strange, very strange. And the magic of the internet finding the work. The original painting is located in: January, 2008, last listing.