As I continue on “tour” around my town with my paints and spring time enthusiasm, I found myself last week appreciating the rich yellows of the local forsythia along with the history and architecture of the neighborhood.
This small painting captures a view looking down toward Main Street. The house on the right used to be the Sextons House back in the day. It resides next to the historic cemetery. I had a lovely conversation with a gentleman who is involved with the historical society and learned a little more about the town I’ve lived in for more than 20 years.
I’m happy with the painting and will consider painting the scene again on a larger scale. At this point I need to discern whether I will work that from this painting or bring a canvas to the location. There is something about working on site that seems to bring more to the experience for me. I think I find nuances can get lost in the studio as far as my landscapes are concerned.
Such a fabulous painting Catherine. The light sparking throughout, touching the forsythia and beautiful old buildings. This is a wonderful scene – reminds me of many small towns in New England.