This colored pencil painting is entitled "Light in the Attic" and consists of items that were passed down to us from my grandmother Carrie who was born in 1885. They were stored in the dark corners of our attic in 1980 for varying lengths of time and almost forgotten. Then one by one they found their way to various places in our home where we could enjoy them. Certainly not every day, but I do sometimes stop and reflect on the history they represent to me through my grandmother. Where did each item come from and why did she keep it? What did it mean to her? I know that each of you have antique items in your home that cause you to wonder about the stories behind them as well. I wanted to share the items of my grandmother with you through this still life. I arranged the items, played with the lighting and then photographed them. This painting is based on that photograph and is done on Grafix drafting film using Farber-Castell Polychromos and Marshall pencils. The size of the artwork is 11 x 14 inches.

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Marie josé LAURIER 15 Mar 2018

SUPERBLY DONE .. I LOVE ANTIQUES THEY KEEP SO MUCH SOUVENIRS .. I HAVE A VERY OLD PETROL LAMP TOO . THANKS FOR SHARING WILL ... MY FAV

Artist Reply: Marie: Thank you so much for your kind comment. Antiques do bring back memories to us and connect us with those of us in our past. I'm glad that you like this piece and can relate to it. Always good to hear from you. Best regards, Will

Joanie Holliday 14 Mar 2018

BEAUTIFULLY DONE WILL.

Artist Reply: Joanie: Thank you for your very nice comment. I'm glad that you can relate to this piece and find it appealing. We all have antiques that connect us with those in our past. Always good to hear from you. Best regards, Will

marie-claire gallet 14 Mar 2018

AGAIN A MARVELOUS WORK OF A FANTASTIC PRECISION, WILL !! CONGRATS, MY FAV !

Artist Reply: Marie-Claire: Always good to hear from you. I appreciate your very kind comments. Thank you very much. I always hope that my work will catch your eye and that you will find it appealing. I hope that the weather is spring like for you. We just had a big snow storm over the weekend and still are covered with snow. Hopefully it will quickly melt and we can begin to hope for spring flowers. Best regards, Will