"Pointer" Set to Travel

My painting "Pointer"has been included in the Elder Gallery's traveling version of "Carolinas' Got Art," traveling for a year in both North and South Carolina. I am honored to be included, as 39 pictures were chosen from 1800 entries.  "Pointer" is 48 x 36"acrylic on canvas.

I should tell you the miracle of "Pointer," I guess. More than two years ago, I found a photo on the internet on which this painting is based, and in transferring it to my files, I lost the source.  I thought it came from The National Archives, but after trying unsuccessfully to locate it again, I basically gave up.  When it was accepted into the recent show in Charlotte and they asked us to write where our inspiration came from, I tried again to verify my source, going through some 4000 photos on line, to no avail.

Imagine my surprise when two days later I was browsing eBay's antique photos, the very photo I had downloaded more than two years ago popped up for sale.  The owner had indeed put it up for sale before and it had not sold.  She was offering it as an "Buy it Now" option.  She and her husband travel the US buying stuff to resell, and she could not give me any details.  The photo was included on a torn- out photo album page and included some other characters and some children playing on what may be a porch of the antebellum house in the background of the photo. So now I own the photo on which my painting is based, and I feel more at ease about it.