Was the paint store having a sale on that color?
Have you ever wondered that after seeing some gaudy-colored house? Sometimes I just shake my head and wonder why. Other times I'm kind of impressed that they had the courage to do it.
I remember reading a book called The Big Orange Splot to my kids when they were little. It's about a guy - Mr. Plumbean, if I remember correctly - who gets a bucket of orange paint dropped on his roof by a seagull. He keeps the splot then continues to decorate his house to be just like he likes it - much to his neighbor's chagrin. After much fussing, they each decide to do the same.
FYI... My house is kind of a non-color, maybe khaki... The thought was that it would blend in with the tree trunks. Mr. Plumbean would be so disappointed in me...
But, I do love this little red farmhouse! Visit Oh I Wish I Were on the Farm or Farm LIfe to enjoy Etsy treasuries (collections of art and vintage items) celebrating the life on the farm.
I painted this in response to the Rookie Painter Challenge 15. Click and enjoy seeing all the different variations of this red house.