A Long Time Coming
A purposeful search led me to an all but forgotten winding road where something caught my eye, compelling me to stop. Illuminated by a dull overcast sky stood a once proud and well-built dwelling. Now abandoned the weeds and vines were taking over, chocking out the last bit of life it once had. I was dimly aware of how it touched me, but I knew it held deep meaning, and knew it would be a painting. 38 years later the painting was finished. It was a long time coming.
The oil painting is on a 24x36 inch (61x91.4 centimeter) wood panel and the artist is Steve Bendykowski. From the Decline of an Empire series. $36,000.