Monday, June 8, 2009

Warehouse, Bradford, VT


On Saturday
I enjoyed a day out of my studio and away from the garden. A friend had organized an all day train excursion for a group of painters, and we traveled between the old railroad towns of White River Junction and Bradford, VT. It was one of those old trains that have a few cars, windows that open, and a maximum speed of twenty miles per hour. The company, food on board, and the weather were all lovely. When we arrived, my french easel and I were drawn like a magnet to the homely part of town, and this orange sign, blue litter and rusty chair.

5 comments:

Clair said...

Yes, it was indeed a lovely outing and it's great to see this piece finished after seeing it only partially done on the train. The orange sign is still a magnet in the painting!

RHCarpenter said...

Everything looks so crisp and clean even though it was run down. Sounds like a fantastic outing!!

lifeartist said...

I have been following your blog since last December. I love the juiced-up color and the flat simplified shapes.

Susan Abbott said...

Clair, so good to see you on the Art Train last Saturday. I'm looking forward to taking a look at your photos from that day!

And thank you, all, for the comments on my painting! They are much appreciated.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Another beauty, Susan.
Your wonderful composition lead the eye to the chair.
Fresh and lovely. The homely part of town is often the most interesting.