I have returned to my Grandmother McNeely’s farmhouse so many times, that I feel an affinity with Andrew Wyeth’s obsession with Kuerner’s Farm and the Olson Place. I spent summers here and holiday vacations. I still miss the old place with its sights and smells. This is one of my watercolor studies of the back of her house after the back porch had been removed. The gas pump and tractor I added from photos I had taken of such subjects in other similar settings. The old house is in rural Jackson, Missouri not far from the Mississippi River. The gas pump and tractor were photographed in rural Texas locations.
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