"Driveway Chickens" , oil 9 x 12, will be exhibited in the Pomperaug Outdoor Painters Show, Southbury Library, September 2013
So the day started off drizzle and overcast when I arrived at the Lyon's House in Southbury, CT. I met up with the POP group (Pomperaug Outdoor Painters) to paint plein air today. What a beautiful farm... tucked away behind a row of thick trees and a stone wall. There were so many different scenes I could have painted but I chose this one because I like the way I could capture all three of the buildings yet give a sense of being encircled by the enormous blueish green trees.
The chickens roamed freely up and down the circular driveway. And finally settling in a shady spot near me to take a nap while I painted. The owners Mike and Lauren... (and their precious daughter Abby) were lovely hosts... offering a delicious spread of cookies, cheese and crackers and homemade ice tea. By 3pm the sun started to peak through casting a nice warm glow.
Thanks again to Ellie Boyd for organizing this event and I look forward to putting this painting and the Pine Meadow Pool Painting in the Pomperaug Outdoor Painters Show this September at the Southbury Library. I'll post more details soon.
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Linda S. Marino Art
Branford, CT 06405
Linda Marino Live Wedding Painter and Event Painter from Branford, CT serving the New England, New York and New Jersey area.
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