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This colored pencil painting is based on a photograph that I took of an old house in Bishop Hill, Illinois, an historic Swedish community. I thought the house was very interesting and I wanted to use it as a background of sorts for pocket watches. I hope that you look long enough to find the watches in the composition. This piece is done on Dura-lar polyester film using Prismacolor Verithin colored pencils. It's dimensions are 8 inches X 10 inches. I like old houses and I like pocket watches, hence the title, "Time and Place". I hope that you find this piece pleasing.

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Likana van Wylick-Ristic 19 Aug 2016

I like very much your painting.

Artist Reply: Likana: thank you so much for your very nice comment. I appreciate it very much. Have a good week. Best regards, Will

Michael Bolden 22 Jul 2016

Daammn.......this is so.....awesome! Kudos to you....

Artist Reply: Michael: so sorry that it has taken me so long to reply. I missed seeing your comment until just now! Long over due, but thanks so much for such a great comment. I appreciate it so very much. Have a great week. Best regards, Will

Charles Jones 21 May 2016

You did a very good job. Even the geraniums take on a characteristic look.

Artist Reply: Charles: thank you so much for your generous comments. I enjoy detail and try to make all aspects of my work look as realistic as I can. I also like placing "ghost" images into the pieces, as I did with the old pocket watches in this case. I'm pleased that you find this piece to your liking. Have a great week. Best regards, Will

Judy Kirouac 11 May 2016

Well done Will ! and well titled ! This piece is certainly different. I had thought it to be a house in Italy.. or perhaps France.. Bravo !

Artist Reply: Judy: thanks for taking time to view my work. Your very nice comment is greatly appreciated. I do love old stone homes and old pocket watches. It seemed a natural to combine the two, hence the title of the piece. The pocket watches are "ghost" images of a sort. I enjoy making the viewer look beyond just the surface of my pieces. Have a great day. Best regards, Will

Bev Chudey 12 Feb 2016

This is Beautiful Will, Love the detail, all your work is great. Also thanks so much for commenting on my work.

Artist Reply: Bev: thank you so much for your comments. I too appreciate detail. It was no trouble commenting on your work. I plan to comment more in the future. Keep up the good work. Best regards, Will