English homestead

English homestead

English homestead,
painted from the photo shown at left

This is a commission I’ve been working on for someone who’s been doing genealogy. She traveled with a family group to England to find their roots, and they found this homestead where their ancestors used to live. She tells me, “It was typical at that time for many families, often relatives to live together in one large home like this.” They think it was built in the 1700’s, and their family left this home in 1844 (it’s still inhabited today!).

I worked from a photo she brought back and tried to bring it to life. They’re going to make prints of the painting for family members, like I did with my family’s homestead in Indiana.

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