5x7 INCH ORIGINAL OIL PAINTING
BY TOM BROWN
It's hard to imagine why some business concepts fail to thrive. It may have something to do with the naming of the place. For example this little roadside shop with a sign reading: “FOOD GAS BAIT”. Perhaps that wasn’t very appetizing to some people.
I love exploring remote back roads and finding little country stores and abandoned buildings with an interesting history. Especially places that may have seen better days, but appear to have been unique in their time.
I always carry my oil paints and easel with me at times like this so I can create paintings of these glimpses into the past on the spot (plein air painting).
In this painting I deliberately kept the colors subdued and used lively, painterly brushwork to create an interesting surface texture with richly applied, juicy oil paints.
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