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Midday Sun on the New River

Midday Sun on the New River

“That’s somewhere near Creston,  And the sun was hot that day.  I was painting for that show- The New River- we were having at the Arts Council.  I thought that barn was interesting. One thing, I never like to take commission, or have someone tell me to go and paint...
Daisy and Peaches Still Life

Daisy and Peaches Still Life

  Florence Thomas painted many still lifes during her lifetime.  This small 16″x20″ painting features some common daisies, peaches, and a metal milk can.  These are items that would have been at hand around Florence’s farm in Ashe County during...
Creston Methodist Church

Creston Methodist Church

“I always thought that steeple looked like an old castle, and I always wanted to paint it.  I did that one totally on location.  Rode up there one summer day.  I may have touched it up a little, after I got it home, I’m not sure.  But I went up there and...
Hercules

Hercules

Did you know that Florence Thomas attended the School of Design in Philadelphia in the 1930s? Her education was cut short by illness, but while she was able to take the fundamental courses that make up the base for anyone pursuing art at a university.  She describes...
Eggs in a Sack

Eggs in a Sack

“I just tore my paper bag open, put three eggs in there, and I worked awfully hard on that. (The background is nearly the same value as the bag.) I did that for harmony, to harmonize. (The complementary color idea is very subtle.) Yes, and if you look at the...