House With A Water Pump
Painting - Acrylic On Canvas
Painted from memory, this painting shows the house where I grew up. My parents built the house in a barrio around two miles away from the town proper.
That house is probably the first concrete house that was ever built in that area. Our closest neighbor lived still a few hundred yards away.
It was almost surrounded by rice fields and fruit-bearing trees. The only other man-made structure in that area was a small pump house, which my parents had also built, to house a diesel-powered water pump. That pump was used to irrigate the rice fields.
It was very quiet in that area, being away from the town proper and all its busy streets. In the morning, you could wake up at the sound of chirping birds, and at the crowing of roosters. At night, you could hear the chirping of crickets and, specially after a heavy rain, the croaking of frogs.
The house had not yet been connected to the local power grid when we moved in. We basically could not use any electric-powered appliance during those times. At night, it was very dark, and we only used kerosene lamps for lighting. Outside, we had the stars and the moon giving light from the sky above us. And yes, we also had fireflies that gave light from the trees in front of the house. I still remember the fun and the laughters we had catching fireflies, and playing in front of the house during full moons.
This painting is an acrylic-on-canvas painting. I finished this painting on the 25th of January 2014, and is my first painting for the year 2014.
This painting has/had been featured in the following FAA groups:
1.) Paintings - January 27, 2014
2.) Excellent Self-Taught Artists - January 28, 2014
3.) Beauty - January 30, 2014
4.) Best Art Ever - January 31, 2014
5.) Water in Motion - January 31, 2014
6.) Naive Art - January 31, 2014
7.) Memories and Nostalgia - January 31, 2014
8.) Asian Artists - Februay 1, 2014
9.) Comfortable Art - February 9, 2014
January 26th, 2014
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