Friday, December 10, 2010

#47 - Montpelier Station

Montpelier Station
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.


Pam Holnback said...

Keep up the challenge, just don't limit yourself to 100 days. that's what I did: 100 garden/floral paintings. I've been on # 52 for several months. My personal goal is to get done in 18 months!

amy collins said...

I love this painting! It reminds me of going to the (full-service!) ESSO station where I grew up, in Franklin, VA, and raising my feet when the gas station attendant swept underneath with the hand-held broom! This is lovely!

Elaine Hurst said...

So sorry I missed getting comments posted in a timely manner! Blame it on my computer-dis-ease. Really appreciate your comments! Happy New Year!