Friday, October 12, 2007

Hunt Phelan House, Memphis

This was painted yesterday after a painful visit to the dentist and after the anesthesia wore off...actually, come to think of it, I think its lingering effects may still be seen in this watercolor... it limited the amount of detail, which I think is a good thing.
The Hunt Phelan house was built in the 1820's and served as Ulysses Grant's headquarters during the Civil War. After being closed to the public for a while, it was tastefully renovated as a great Inn, and four-star restaurant. We are now fortunate to again have access to this historic place.

Watercolor, 5x7", Fabriano paper, rough texture.


  1. Sarah8:36 PM

    This house and the grounds are beautiful and I am glad it has been brought to life. Nice painting.

  2. The Southern Jewel12:17 PM

    This painting is beautiful. I liked the way you painted the trees surrounding the house. Its makes me wished I lived in the 19th century.