At the beginning of this year I began a series of paintings based on a single subject: an early 20th century farmhouse located on Holly Springs Road in Cary, NC. The farmhouse stands on about 50 acres of land near the intersection of Cary Parkway, and was constructed around 1910-1915. A little research on my part led me to discover that this was the home of the Jones-Franklin Farm, an old homestead in the Cary area of Wake County. A small cemetery is also located on the farm site, as is an older wooden farmhouse that may date to the late 18th century.
I find the house itself very interesting, particularly at dusk when the sunlight falls on the building's western side. At this point in time, I've completed 12 different pieces based on the farmhouse. They can be seen on my website at http://www.kennetheugenepeters.com/farmhouse_series.html.
"Study for 'House on Holly Springs Road.'" Oil on stretched canvas, 9 x 12 inches, completed in January 2008.