Our Black Forest is burning. My heart is breaking. I've lived here over half
of my life, and am heartsick over the destruction and loss.
The historic homes and buildings are most likely gone. Haven't heard
any news regarding them. J.G. Evans Stage Stop's livery stable is
one of the historic buildings in Black Forest, and is one of the
very last of this architectural style in our state.
I'm glad I had the opportunity to paint it while it was standing.
I started this painting quite a while ago in a
watercolor class taught by Tom Owen. For some reason,
it recently started cropping up in my thoughts, so I pulled
it out and finally finished it. I like it!