Friday, February 28, 2014


I drove out to Southampton the other day and found this antique shop in the middle of town.
It was a gorgeous warm day and when I finished painting I went down and sat on the beach for a while. Of course the warm weather didn't last and once again it is brutally cold.
This is 8 x 10.


  1. Another beautiful building. It's a good thing you got out while it was warm. more cold, more snow coming.

  2. Hello Joan! I am out here checking out your wonderful blog! Love all your latest portraits! Love the "corners series!" It is always a pleasure to visit your art blog and see your wonderful art! Keep on making great art Joan! (More snow Monday!!)

  3. Really nice job on all the windows and the flag, too!

  4. Coincidence, I used to live in a town called Southampton over the pond here. Love your painting of this cute little shop.

  5. What a lovely shop! I could lost in antique stores like this one. We've had the below zero temps here of late again too. Supposed to snow this weekend but I'm kind of doubtful. I think it might be too cold to snow!

  6. Joan - this looks wonderful...imagine being able to set on the has been so cold here and now with the warm up...6-12 inches of more snow is on the way - great time for painting for sure! Have a great week-end.

  7. LOVE this building, Joan! You did an impressive job on the windows..
    perfect detail work, as always.!

  8. Lovely painting of the olde worlde shop. Perhaps they had something inside from Southampton UK?

  9. Charming building, you did a great job on the windows.

  10. Carol - Thanks. Better hunker down for the snow. I'm heading south for the week.

    Michael - I know you love the snow but enough already. Thanks!!

    Thanks, Tina!

    Ann - I think ours is named after yours. Thanks so much.

    Sherry - Thank you. It has been too cold for me. lol Snow is forecast this weekend.

    Debbie - Thank you. I'm tired of the snow already.

    Hilda - Thanks!

    Polly - Thank you. I didn't get to look inside.

    Joan - Thanks so much⁄

  11. Joan, this is so so so well done!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am wowed!!!!

  12. oooh I love this! those old fashioned windows are just divine and you've portrayed them so well! Beautiful painting Joan!