Buttercup Preserve, Stanfordville, Trees, November 11th, 1:30, 2019

Buttercup Preserve

The name of this Audubon Sanctuary  is, it must be said, a trifle twee. Images of skipping through long grass come to mind… But it is very beautiful and in the winter a little more “hardcore”.

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This was the first outing for a small, portable easel that I acquired  in a local antique store for the princely sum of $42. It was either very cared for, or had been used once.

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Buttercup Preserve, Stanfordville – MG painting, November 11th, 2019

The weather was damp and cold and I wasn’t well prepared. By the time I did the last painting I just wanted to go home and perhaps it shows.

Buttercup Preserve, Stanfordville I, November 11th, 2019
Buttercup Preserve, Stanfordville I, November 11th, 2019 Oil and black chalk on card, with scraping, 5 x 7 in.,
Buttercup Preserve, Stanfordville II, November 11th, 2019
Buttercup Preserve, Stanfordville II, November 11th, 2019 Oil and black chalk on card, with scraping, 5 x 7 in.,

Mark patiently walked around taking great photos which capture the place so well.

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Buttercup Preserve, Stanfordville, November 11th, 2019
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Buttercup Preserve, Stanfordville, November 11th, 2019

ALL PHOTOS – Mark Powell

 

1 Comment

  1. You’re a regular Claude Monet- who froze his tush off doing snowscapes in Honfleur in the winter of 1868
    And we love the photos, Mr Powell…

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