Edward Inman, Sr., 16x20", oil on linen panel, 2017.Edward Inman, Sr., 16x20", oil on linen panel, 2017. This artwork was painted during the 2017 Olmsted Plein Air Invitational. Typically, artists paint outdoors at these events. This day of painting at the Atlanta History Center brought rain storms so heavy, that at one point we were sheltering in place in the basement of the museum or in my case, the basement of the Swan House. The "Swan House, traditionally known as one of the most recognized and photographed landmarks in Atlanta, is an elegant, classically styled mansion built in 1928 for the Edward H. Inman family, heirs to a cotton brokerage fortune." Lucky for me, the Swan house features first-person, costumed interpreters who give guided tours of this elegant home. "Mr. Inman," was kind enough to pose for me as I painted from within his light-suffused space.
Location: Houston, Texas. Keywords: 2017 (81), interior (3), olmsted (33), painting (129), plein air (300).