by Olga Harhaj
I recently finished my latest oil painting and it was a challenge. The “Purple House” is located in Williamstown, Ontario not far from where we live. When I heard that it was about to be demolished because it was unsafe for anyone to live there, I knew I had to try to paint it.
Unfortunately when I went to take some pictures I saw it was in very bad shape with many trees overgrown around it. I used Google Maps to see if it was there — I found a picture of it from 2013! The house was shown in better condition that it is today. I snipped the picture and used it as my reference. Thanks Google Maps!
Here one picture I took when I went to see it, before I started the painting for some reference as it looks now.
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Olga: Nicely done. Not your usual house colour!
Thanks Milo! Definitely not. That’s what makes it stand out more.
I always loved that house too, Olga, and your painting did it justice for the beautiful place it once was.
Nicely done Olga. And so important to preserve these structures in paint. You gave new life to this home. Alison