Saturday, September 10, 2011

Walking Tampico Road

"Fall on Tampico Road"
North Danville, VT
12" x 18" Watercolor

I am on a roll with Vermont landscapes. Of course, this traditional look is not avante garde at all, but I enjoy recalling my visits to the small town of North Danville when the colors were emerging at the end of summer. I saw this scene last year when attending my high school reunion.

Walking is rewarding in my son Jeff''s small town. There are 5 dirt roads that take off within a few hundred feet of the driveway. I always venture out early in the morning to get my constitutional. Every road offers stunning views, this one down toward the village and across to Jamison Hill. Some roads have vistas of the White Mountains of New Hampshire, visible across the Connecticut River Valley just southwest of St. Johnsbury, VT.

8 comments:

Barbra Joan said...

Mary , this is the kind of watercolor I just love.. Hope your ok.. wrote an em to you, and have a new address so who knows??
hugs BJ

AutumnLeaves said...

Just totally brings my vision of Vermont to life. So gorgeous, Mary!

Mary Paquet said...

Barbra Joan, sent a couple e-mails, so hope you got them.

I love traditional watercolors, though it seems the world is looking for something more unique.

Thanks, Sherri. This small town is so typically Vermont.

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting, Mary. Looks like a wonderful place to visit.!!

Mary Paquet said...

Hilda, North Danville is a sweet little town and off the beaten path.

Tim Robinson said...

Nice.

hw (hallie) farber said...

I attended a three-hour one-time watercolor class last night (my first) and have even more appreciation for the forethought necessary--nice painting.

Mary Paquet said...

Tim, thanks for checking in.

Hallie, watercolor does take a degree of planning, and frankly sometimes, I can give that short shrift, which will then usually give mediocre results. Mixed media is much more forgiving. For this painting, I did some thumbnail value sketches and considered where I wanted to put my first washes to unify the landscape.