I painted the Fleger farm many times during the creation of the Echoes series. In fact, it was the farmhouse that started the entire project and “Twilight” was first in the series back in 2008. At the time of my visits, the barn had been gone for many years. The stone foundation was mostly rubble beneath a blanket of vines and wildflowers.
Dorothy and Earl Fleger’s grandson, Curtis, gave me an old photograph and let me hang on to it for years. I promised him that, one day, it would become a painting.
Finally, it has.
I am attaching the original photo from 1986. (below, right)
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