By John A. Morrow
Date of issue- April 15, 2008
Number in edition- 500 / 50 AP
Frame size- 11×14, 16×20
Paper- Epson Matt
Printed by HMS Fine Art
Giclee print with pigmented inks
As an artist I don’t often go looking for a subject to paint, I just know it when I see it. That was the case for this piece. I was on a walk around Key West one morning in March, when I passed an old house that had never been painted. There are several houses in Key West that remain unpainted. There is a story that is told by the tour guides that a house was not taxed until it was finished and it wasn’t considered finished until it was painted. I think that if that were true then there wouldn’t a painted building anywhere there.
I almost didn’t see the Mocking bird sitting on the porch rail because it matched the texture and color of the weathered wood so well.
Reproduced from an acrylic painting on illustration board.