Peter Coes, "Back for the Summer", acrylic on panel, 32 x 29 inches

Peter Coes, “Back for the Summer”, acrylic on panel, 32 x 29 inches

The inspiration for the painting “Back for the Summer” came from the neighborhood we first lived in after moving to the Cape. There were several seasonal houses close by. I enjoyed the rituals these houses went through during the year. In the fall families would close up, draining the pipes, covering or bringing in furniture and shutting the windows. In spring the families would come and open up the house. This painting is of that happy time when families were back for the summer.
– Peter Coes


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