Wednesday, April 21, 2010

The Eleanor and Edsel Ford House in Spring



This is a wonderful place to visit, walk, explore. The house and grounds are huge and impressive and attractive. You can also see how our spring is progressing.

Here is one of my recent paintings, a sketch of a magnolia tree:


The magnolias are in full flower in Detroit, but going by soon. We stopped to enjoy Sam and Joan's magnolias when we visited them yesterday and I was inspired to paint them.

This was done with three "colors," Windsor Red deep (wc), Hooker's Green Dark (wc) and white (gouache). No other paint.

9 comments:

Mason Canyon said...

The photos are breath-taking. What a great place to visit.

Your paintings looks so real, I first thought it was a photo also. Great work.

Mason
Thoughts in Progress

B SQUARED said...

Not much in that house not to like.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The house is fabulous, but I wouldn't want to have to keep it up without a passel of servants.

The painting is a sketch in a sketchbook, you can ee the edges of the other pages.

THANK YOU BOTH!

Marie said...

Beautiful painting. It looks like Japanese art.
The building is great. American houses can be so beautiful!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

The house is modeled after an English Cotswald "cottage".

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thanks, Marie! ;-D

Jacob said...

That house looks more like a castle than anything. I wonder what its square footage is?

Love you painting...so light and airy - like a refreshing, cool drink!

Wolynski said...

The magnolia sketch is gorgeous.

If you're rich, like the Edsel Fords, you too can live like that.

Beautiful photos.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I'm not, so I can't.