Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Red Mill in Winter, 20" x 20", acrylic

This picturesque old mill in Chester, Vermont, is not far from Fletcher Farm School, where I teach in the summer. The building shape, color and site on the river make a terrific subject. I always want to find good winter subjects, and with the red to break up all that cold blue and white, this was a natural choice. This mill shows a small resemblance to the Montague Mill, home of my gallery of 14 years but now Sawmill River Arts, a cooperative. Two story wooden mills were common in the 19th century along New England rivers with good water flow and sharp changes in elevation. Price available upon request.