Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The PA Governor's Residence

11x14 oil

     This painting has been purchased by the staff of the Governor's Residence and presented as a gift from them to Governor Rendell and the First Lady.  I am honored that my painting will be owned by such an important couple and  hope that it becomes a cherished reminder of the eight years they spent living in this beautiful place.

     I painted this during an open house tour where I joined a few other artists in demonstrating plein air painting in the gardens.  It was a steamy July afternoon but I resisted the urge to quit.  Even through 2 passing thunderstorms I just sat under my umbrella and kept painting.  I am glad I did.

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  1. Congrats Julie.This is a lovely piece.

  2. Hi, Julie!
    I had to come over and see your blog after your supportive comment on that SW photo. :) Great eye. I'm looking forward to reading your blog posts and learning more about your beautiful work.