6"x6" oil on birch panel
Although I have thrown in the flag for my "100 Paintings in 100 Days" challenge. I am counting to 50. After that I will be posting some other paintings. I like the idea of being challenged, I think I just bit off more than I was ready to chew. There actually already is a #47, but it is a present, and so cannot be posted until after the holidays. This little painting is from some photos I took while driving past the entrance to James Madison's home, Montpelier, in Montpelier Station, Virginia. The station is really the railroad station across the road, but I liked this old "station" too. The grounds of Montpelier are wonderfully wild and wooded. The mansion is open and a great place to visit, along with such events as the Montpelier Hunt Races held annually on the first Saturday in November. The Virginia Equine Artists Association hosts a booth at the races each year, which I invite (early) to attend in 2011.