August 31, 2010, Cabin In The Pines

This is the painting created today.  A cabin in the pines, in the clear mountain air, is a memorable retreat for sweethearts.  Today we are distracted by so much technology and information, it is often hard to connect to each other personally.  To share a hug, simply pause and rest, to make memories together, these are all things that humans need to make real relationships.

The painting is oil on canvas, 3 inches by 3 inches.

Click on the image to see a close-up.

I have a very old recording of Bing Crosby singing “There’s A Cabin In The Pines”.   One of the verses of that old song is:

There’s a sweetheart in the pines writing me a letter                                                                       I can read between the lines I can see she longs for my returning To my little cabin in the pines.

The song was written by William Joseph “Billy” Hill, who was born in Boston in 1899.  Billy Hill was a classically trained musician, a violinist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  Hill left the east coast and traveled west to be a cowboy in Montana, a prospector, and a surveyor.  He was about the same age as my grandfather, who was also a prospector.  Hill wrote such great songs as “Wagon Wheels”, “The Glory of Love”, and, under the pen name of Funky Brown, “Have You Ever Been Lonely”.

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