Friday, April 20, 2012
Oil on Panel
I was painting in the Woodstock area in the fall, looking for just the right spot. I found it in Plymouth Notch, the home of President Calvin Coolidge. This place had it all: beauty, foliage, comfort (restaurant and bathroom), parking, and people who would stop and take a look. Plymouth Notch is an entire restored village with multiple buildings including the home the president was born in, another that he lived in as an adult including the room in which he took the oath of office, barns, church, and many others. The air was golden with the last glory of autumn. These buildings are two barns belonging to his family and house agriculture artifacts of the time. I loved all the openings, especially the one that allowed me to see right through and to the field and mountain behind it.