Missed my trip to Florida so went to Jamaica (Vermont) instead! Factory Street Back End - watercolor en plein air landscape painting by Tony Conner

A winter storm combined with cancelled flights on a small, low-budget  airline meant that my trip to Florida was disrupted. So, instead of painting Florida greens, I’m painting Green Mountain white again.

Jamaica is a small village nestled deep into a portion of the narrow West River Valley. It is as quaint and picturesque as any Vermont village with a sturdy white church, a country store and one main street that has no traffic lights.  The storm that cancelled my trip left a frosting of snow over most of the southern part of the state, including Jamaica. A painting of the village with its prototypical elements would have been a good choice, but I was still looking for that Florida green. 

And I found it, in the form of a modest home brightly painted in green with dark green trim.  The house sits near the dead end of Factory Street.  This view is from the other side of the West River on Water Street. There is also plenty of white in the painting, thanks to yesterday’s snowfall.  The large expanse of white, which includes some white houses and roofs still covered with snow, serves as a great foil for the patches of color – including the green house – that peek out from all that white!

Especially attractive were the spots of red that contrast nicely with the green building.  While considering the scene, I debated leaving out the river in the foreground since I did not want it to take focus nor be too much of a visual barrier. In the end, it was included to help emphasize that we are seeing this scene from a distance and because the green-ish color of the water helped to balance and harmonize the bright green house. As a bonus, it also balances the distant mountain and becomes the dominant horizontal that stabilizes the pictoral space and creates a sense of calm and peace.

“Factory Street, Back End”  – painting is  approx. 7 1/12″ x 11″, matted and mounted to 11″ x 14″ for easy, low-cost framing.

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“Factory Street, Back End”

Painting is  approx.  7 1/12″ x 11″

Matted and mounted to 11″ x 14″ for easy, low-cost framing.

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This painting is  approx. 7 1/2″ x 11″ and matted to a standard size of 11″ x 14″ for easy, low-cost framing. 

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