Friday, February 26, 2010

GENERAL WAYNE INN

The General Wayne Inn, built in 1704, with a rich history of ghosts and a real murder in recent years, sits calmly waiting for whatever life in the 21st century has to offer. 

Thursday, February 25, 2010

DEN - LATE MORNING

One of the pleasures of the winter months is enjoying the way the sun lights up various parts of the house.  Happy to be inside, especially with all the snow we have been having, I can enjoy the little pleasures of home.



Wednesday, February 24, 2010

MERION FRIENDS MEETING


One of the most serene and lovely places in Merion and the surrounding area is the Merion Friends Meeting House.  It is located on a very busy street and yet once you walk up the lane you are back to 1695 when it was originally constructed. http://merionfriends.org/



Monday, February 22, 2010

CARRIAGE HOUSE IN THE SUN

Here is another view of the carriage house.  This time from far away in the sun.  The orange glow dances up the house on the left.


Friday, February 19, 2010

BRAVING THE STORM

These are not mushrooms but the plantings in my outdoor pots, the sedum called Autumn Joy.  They are so strong that in spite of the heavy snow they are as perky as ever wearing their hats of snow.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

PINES LADEN WITH SNOW

The pines had a hard time with all this snow and many lost limbs.  This one held out in spite of the burden.
SOLD

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

SNOW SHADOWS

It's hard to decide which is more beautiful, the limited palette of the snow without the sun or the lovely shadows created when it is out.



Monday, February 15, 2010

Barnes Foundation after big snow

After the second big snow last week I painted the side of the Barnes when the sun was not out.  Here the limestone really is an interesting contrast with the snow which is purplish grey.



Friday, February 12, 2010

LAPSLEY LANE AFTER FIRST SNOW



After the first snow Lapsley Lane, behind the Barnes Foundation, was quite lovely with one stranded car and a nice walkway plowed by St. Joseph's University.  The dogs could run without a leach and had a wonderful time messing up the perfect snow.  Painting snow without sun is a study in small changes of color in a narrow range of values.



Thursday, February 11, 2010

BIG WHITE HOUSE

This painting was done between snows.  It almost looks like spring.  Next week snow, snow and more snow. (Next week is really this week as the paintings have to dry in order to be scanned into the blog)



Wednesday, February 10, 2010

SHADES OF LACE


I liked all the shades of color the sun created through this lace that I got in Amsterdam many years ago.



Friday, February 5, 2010

ARDMORE STREET


Another visit to the art supply store.  This probably could be any small town in America.



Thursday, February 4, 2010

Barnes in the Snow

Merion is home to the Barnes Foundation.  This is a side view of the Foundation.  See http://www.barnesfriends.org/ for information about the controversial plan to move the collection and destroy this wonderful place.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

BLUE GLASSES

Merion is located on the 2nd stop of the train that goes through the MAIN LINE, the western suburbs of Philadelphia.  These orange doors belong to a restaurant in Ardmore, the 5th stop of this train (the R5).  This scene caught my eye on my way to the art supply store to buy more canvases for this project.  I love the tables all set and ready to go for a festive evening in the middle of the afternoon.