Original Kitchen

12x16 pastel on paper

This is the view from the back porch of the William Cooke House in historic downtown Wilmington. I painted it en plein air during the Lower Cape Fear Historic Society’s plein air event. It had been a long day painting in the sun and I was more than happy to paint in the shade. The title refers to the building with the whitewashed brick walls. It is the original stand-alone kitchen from the old days and has been repaired rather than replicated. When the light finally hit the bricks right, I had to paint it.


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