I often love to take a turn down an unfamiliar road in search of a new painting spot. The possibility of discovery is exciting. A recent break in our bitter cold winter weather propelled me to venture out to paint and my turn onto Buck Road didn't disappoint! I love the small winding roads of Bucks County - the twists and turns of former cart paths, now paved and barely wide enough for two cars to pass. This farm like so many of the local farms is split by the road - the barn and outbuildings on one side, the farm house on the other. I loved the textures and worn surfaces, the rambling split rail fence following the curve of the land and the curious dark window and doorways of the bank barn. The warmer temperatures and the melted snow revealed the earthy smell of the season to come. The willow at the top of the hill with it's feathery branches hinted at the promise of Spring.
I grew up along the Delaware River in Bucks County, PA. My earliest memories are of drawing outside with my sketchbook and it evolved into plein air painting with watercolors. I love capturing scenes that inspire me - many I find along my everyday travels in and around Bucks County.