Last year I was at a show by artist Andrei Kushnir at the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley. What struck me right away was the places he had painted (in this show) were places I had been. In fact one of his pictures was a view only a half a block from my house. I’ve already blogged about that one, you can read it here.
The next one took me a few miles from the museum to Shenandoah University, where I found and learned about Sarah’s Glen.
While working on this project, I noticed that a photo is often more accurate than a painting. Several times I would try to get the angle just right before concluding that the angle doesn’t exist except for in the painters eye. Another thing that creates a difference is the time that goes by. Some of these paintings were done as early as 2009 and the landscape’s have changed.
I am really enjoying this project. Often the hunt was a story in itself. I plan to share my results here so watch for these posts.