The Willows in Fall
Acrylic on canvas

I had painted the carriage house at the Willows a previous summer. My wife said that I should paint the main house, but I viewed it on a dreary fall day, and didn't like the light. I instead went to the duck pond and started the painting of the house from the rear.

It started to rain, and I was forced to leave, but I returned the next day. By late afternoon, the house was completely in shade, but sunlight hit the changing leaves and the fountains.

When I returned home, my wife was surprised at my painting because of the lack of emphasis on the building. My answer was that the painting was more about the fall day than the building.

George H. Rothacker - Main Line - The Willows in the Fall
Painting: Price on request
Print: $65 +tax and shipping