Mailbox Cluster on Mt. Helix

mt.helix mailboxesThis seems to happen to me a lot of times… I’ll see something that I want to paint, and then it vanishes and isn’t there anymore. I took a picture of these mail boxes when I used to live in the Mt. Helix area. When I actually got ready to make a painting of them drove back to see them one more time and they were gone! They had been replaced with more modern, up-dated mail boxes with locks which was nothing interesting to paint.
Old mail boxes have always intrequed me with so much weathering and character to report from them. This photograph is not a very good composition, and I never did care to really make a painting from it. One thing for sure, I have learned that as an artist, I  see and sense so much more when I am actually viewing the real thing.