House Number 27 is Wesley House! A lot happened while I was working on this house, and I did get a bit behind, so it feels good to have finally finished it. This is the first (and I believe only) blue house of the series, which was a fun change in my paint palette. I also filmed a speed painting video for this one, which I still have to edit, so be on the lookout for that.
Wesley House neighbors Haven House, which I painted a while back (it’s yellow,) and they are actually considered to be one unit.
From the Smith website:
“In 1896, Smith trustees were astonished when the college was bequeathed a large sum of money from Eliza Appleton Haven. She was unknown to alumnae, faculty or trustees. Equally surprised were some of her family members, who contested her will. It is believed that Ms. Haven wished to demonstrate her support for the education of women. Her generosity allowed Smith to purchase two houses along Elm Street, which are now known as Haven/Wesley, They provide housing for 71 Smith students.”
Wesley House is now listed as a print in my Etsy shop, in both mini and regular sizes (5”x7” and 8.5”x11”, respectively.) Link in bio to my Etsy shop, as always.
(p.s. Thank you for your patience! I should be getting back on track now with the rest of the houses. 🏘)