I thought you might enjoy seeing my paintings before they were converted for use on the block. This is the painting I had done of the home in the country. This was reduced down in size and converted to sepia tones. It was then printed onto printable fabric and added to the block.
I don't really remember my great grandparents. Their son, John, moved back to the area some time after WWI and ended up living in the home in Iowa that my great grandparents moved into after retiring from the farm. Uncle John used to come visit us a lot on our farm and seemed to always bring dad grapes he had grown in the yard. That is the reason my WC painting below is surrounded by grapes. After John died my dad's sister Lois owned the home and rented it out until she finally sold it. When Aunt Lois bought it it still contained furniture my great grandparents owned and several layers of wallpaper.
The final painting that was added to this block is of the ship my great grandparents travelled on when they made their voyage to the USA from Germany. This is part of my "Keys to The Past" watercolor series. They were married a year after arriving here.