8 X 10 = 25.00
12 X 18 = 65.00
14 X 20 = 125.00
|HOLY NAMES ACADEMY ( Original 14X20 )
The composition of this painting comes from several sources including a 1913 color tinted
postcard, a photo I snapped in the fall of 2011 and several black and white photos of Holy
Names Academy that I found in HNA’s “Manakata” yearbooks over the past 85 years.
The all girls’ Catholic high school was built in 1890 and closed in 1975. I took creative
license painting the school roof, bricks and landscaping closer to what it looked like when I
graduated in 1973.
This watercolor of the venerable institution was painted for the National Historic
Convention which will be held in Spokane, Washington this year. I just could not resist
painting the luminous sunrays across the lawn. For me they reflect and bring back all of the
joyous memories that I and so many others experienced during our high school years at