April 2, 2020

Eerie Island


“Eerie Island”

This 9”x12” acrylic canvas painting was inspired by a photo my son took on North Brother Island, New York City. It’s the abandoned location of a quarantine hospital that housed patients with infectious diseases in the late 1800s including “Typhoid Mary”. She was thought to be the first person in the USA to be an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever. Not being a painter of realism, I took artistic license with this building. However, portraying the mood of this place where people were held against their will was my goal. There is a great deal of information on the Internet about the history of this abandoned island and “Typhoid Mary”.

Linked to Paint Party Friday

23 comments:

  1. Wonderfully done painting and certainly portrays the 'mood ' of its history ~

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  2. Ohhh Barbara you captured this beautifully. You have such talent. That building looks deserted, with the fog and the trees it is hauntingly eerie. Very well done my friend. Be safe and Elbow hugs.

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  3. You certainly captured the mood - it IS eerie - ;))

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  4. That's why I have heard of this place. Typhoid Mary. I like this. It would make a great Halloween piece as it does a spooky feel!

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  5. Love the way you portrayed it's eerie side as the building peeps through the tree's. So interesting to read, isn't history a wonderful thing to help evolve our creativity.
    Sending light your way & best wishes Tracey x

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  6. You certainly created an eerie mood with this one. It reminds me of a building where I went to college but that was in Ohio.

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  7. Wow-you really captured a mood here. Excellent.

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  8. OMGosh, Barbara. This is absolutely incredible. Mesmerizing and moody, really surreal. I love both the painting and the atmosphere you created. This is wonderful.

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  9. You definitely caught the somber feeling with this painting!

    Perfect use of color gives it a dreary feeling...a forgotten moment in history.

    Stay Safe 🌷

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  10. Hi Barbara :) Oh I JUST LOVE THIS!!! This is definitely my style and you captured the mood perfectly! Bravo!!! :)

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  11. I did see a documentary about this place- so sad. You have captured the mood of this place so well! Happy PPF!

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  12. awesome Barbara and I did not know about this place sounds awful great painting

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  13. You surely captured the mood. Very eerie ...

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  14. Thanks for visiting again and your sweet comments ^_^

    Be Well,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  15. Beautiful work, Barbara! You have truly captured a mood with this painting. Thank you so much for sharing.
    Stay well
    Blessings,
    Penny

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  16. I think you met your goal. IT looks very sad to me.

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