“Old Man’s House”
8″ x 10″
Oil on Board
Day 4 of the Leslie Saeta Challenge running at her Slices of Life blog.
Well and truly back home now and back into the swing of things … having a clean up day and preparing for the new year ahead.
This painting is of the old man’s house who lived across from me when I was kid growing up in Upwey in the Dandenong Ranges.
Back then it was very much a bush location and it seemed that everything was overgrown. The old man’s house across the road was no exception … the bush was starting to reclaim it.
We were never really certain if someone lived there or not … though we did see an occasional glimpse of him and occasionally the light would turn on.
I often wonder today about that old man and what his life was like. As a kid you don’t appreciate that someone might be old and lonely and need help.
As my theme for this challenge is ‘At Home In Australia’ I wanted to highlight not only the happy life many of us have but also the lives lived by many less fortunate.
Do you have older folks living near by who are all alone? Why not drop in today and say hi and see if you can help them in anyway.
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