"House on Center St"
12"x 16" original oil painting by Peter J Damon in 3" espresso frame w/gold trim (see other image). This painting depicts a newly renovated old house up the street from my studio. For many decades the house was hidden from street view behind a small sporting goods store which was recently torn down. An empty lot now stands in the place of the old store and the bright sunshine on the freshly painted house provides an interesting contrast with the dirt lot. The whole scene, including the lamppost decorated for the Christmas season, filled me with a sense of forlorn and loss that I can't completely articulate. It is for this reason I chose to paint it.