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This is a painting of the house where I grew up, in New Jersey. The painting was a Christmas gift given to my parents not long after my dad retired and my parents moved to California. I resisted the urge to rearrange anything for the sake of composition, and painted it exactly as it looked on a typical day in October, with the fall colors.

There are many wonderful memories rolled up in this simple painting (at least for me) :)

I've owned my current house for 15 years, but in many ways, I will probably always think of this place - and those times - as my true home.

I'm being a bit sentimental, but what can I say? Today (as I post this) is my birthday :D

Acrylics - 9" x 14"
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:iconkrninva:
I knew it's NJ , before I read description.
I moved from NJ.
Your house "says" home.
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Alexandra63 Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:winner: :trophy: :clap:
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steve-burg Mar 6, 2012  Professional Filmographer
:squee: :iconllamajumpplz: :squee:
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Bartlebooth Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Strange as it may seem, the first reference that comes to my mind (considering the dimensions of your image) is Canaletto and his uber-detailed views of Venice.
I'm so grateful to my friend :iconarcass: who pointed me to your amazing work.
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steve-burg Feb 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks very much!
I always worked at a small size because it was faster - the pressures of commercial art stay with us! :D
I'm glad [link] pointed you my way!
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:iconkurincobalt:
Had to look at this for a bit before convincing myself it wasn't a photograph :)
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steve-burg Feb 9, 2012  Professional Filmographer
No photo - just colored goop smeared on cardboard using sticks tipped in animal fur :XD:
(But I did look at photographs as reference to get the details just right) :nod:
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chvacher Feb 6, 2012  Professional General Artist
Nice, Steve. I can definitely picture how many beautiful memories you must have from your childhood. Living in LA and coming from the French countryside, I feel the same. Although, I have to say, eventually, every place I lived in had things I hated and things I loved and missed afterward. Isn't it the nature and beauty of this life after all? Experiencing the good, the less good, and the beautiful memories :)
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steve-burg Feb 8, 2012  Professional Filmographer
That's absolutely true! :nod:
Even in desolation, I find great beauty. Although I do miss living in a forested area with four seasons! :D
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GreenBass Feb 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
amazing details, lovely work ;)
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