Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Hanby House

8x10 oil on gessoed masonite
This is a historic site in Westerville, Ohio.  Here's some interesting information:  William Hanby occupied this house from 1853-1870.  He was co-founder of Otterbein University.  He was a preacher, teacher, an abolitionist and a composer.  A familiar song of his is Up on the Housetop.  The house is on the National Register of Historic Places and is recognized as a significant Underground Railroad site.  Thought you might enjoy knowing this.


  1. This painting has wonderful greens and contrasts. I really enjoy looking at it. It's a wonderful painting with a positive atmosphere.

    1. Thank you, Robin. It was a beautiful day that day.