Seems like another life ago. This church was a keystone symbol in my family growth. This church is where I married my first wife, Gretchen. She was the beginning of my new family.
I painted this church for Gretchen’s parents. When she and I were getting a divorce, Gretchen told me that her mom and dad loved me and didn’t want to lose touch. In that moment, I adopted her parents. They were to be a major part of my new family.
I painted this church for my new parents a few years later after marrying Susan.
Gretchen’s mom and dad were members of Log Cabin Church and I wanted them to know that I loved them too. The painting hung at a place of honor in their home until they both passed.
I now have the painting back along with some of their other belongings. The items help keep them close.
My adopted parents filled a void. This painting does also.