Light & Landscape: The Vermont Experience
Cold drains color from the landscape.
Our first pre-winter cold snap has come and gone. Four days and nights of below freezing temps have faded what color remained.
This scene was painted “du siege’ avant” while I was parked on the side of West Mountain Road in Shaftsbury, Vermont. From here the view is to the east. VT State Route 7A is just over the hill in the distance. I don’t know the name of the farm that sits on the hill, but it is a working farm with a farmstand out on Rt 7A.
This is a favorite painting area for me. In the opposite direction, there are many paintable scenes. This particular one has been done once before as a sketch/study.