Last Tuesday, October 16, was a terrific day at Winterthur. It seemed that everywhere one looked there was an artist at work, either spending hours painting with watercolors or pastels or waiting patiently for the moment of photographic perfection. I had the great job of driving a tram from sunup to sundown to take artists from the picnic house through the estate. So many artists exclaimed “I don’t know what to paint, it’s all so beautiful!” or “I can’t make up my mind - I want to paint it all!” So, I made a new rule: if an artist rode the tram around three times and couldn’t make up their mind, I would drop them off at my favorite spot.
The event was sponsored by the Children’s Beach House. Artists had two or three venues to capture each day last week, from Monday through Thursday. http://www.cbhinc.org/
The artists seemed to gravitate to these spots:
- The front ponds with parrallel windrows of mown grass accentuating the curve of the hill.
- The back ponds and East Barn complex.
- Brown’s Meadow near Magnolia Bend with the wonderful fall colors of wildflowers.
- The Japanese Maple at Magnolia Bend
- The Dairy Barns
Here are a few shots of artists at work: