Wednesday, February 24th, 2016
Neighboring Farm : 40 x 36 : oil on canvas
The farm next door, historically known as the “Parker Farm,” sits across a meadow on a large parcel overlooking a small pond, and beyond that Walnut Hill. I can see this scene from our house, which sits in one of the old meadows that, many years ago, was cleared and maintained by Wilbur Parker and the tractors and tools he stored in this structure.
The current owners keep up the barn and property as if no change of ownership had taken place. The barn and old carriage house sit at right angles to each other, and capture the morning light in a way that creates great abstract contrast of light and shade.