Hoop house

 

pastel painting of a hoop house

Hoop House, 9×6″ pastel on paper by Marie Marfia

Hoop House

This is a painting about the hoop house which is on Down Dog Farm where my sister lives in New York State with Jonathan, her beloved.

I decided to paint it because I liked the abstract quality of the structure in the picture. I liked the plastic cover forming a shroud, the ribs poking up out of the ground, and the lone wheelbarrow with various handles arrowing outward. They are getting ready to plant in the hoop house, hence the furrows, the wheelbarrow, the tree trunks staked to shore up the beds.

It helps me feel connected to her to paint the place where she lives. I miss her a lot.

 

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