|Huckstep's Garage III|
Working on another Huckstep's Garage
, the third one. This is the base layer. Subsequent steps will include color corrections, blending and greater detail, especially on the garage to the right. This building really strikes a chord with people.
The focus on this version is the sign on the garage to the right, above the door. The commissioner of this painting has an actual connection to the sign maker, his father, who created the iconic "Huckstep's Garage" sign in the 1960's.
I just love the emotional human connections that keep popping up as I work my way around, painting Albemarle County.
New rumor about old Free Union History
: Huckstep's, Maupin's Store, etc., known as the "Free Union Mall (!)" have all recently been put on the market and sold within days for the asking price.
I really, really, hope whoever purchased these irreplaceable landmarks decide to rehab, not replace. There's a great winery just up north on Free Union Road, The Glass House Winery
that combined with this historic group of buildings possibly offering touristy services would make a great day drive visit for visitors from around the world to this area.
Quintessential Virginia, indeed.