Saturday, September 19, 2009

The Berkshires




I visited the Berkshires with my friend Sandra Pollock to paint and see the local museums. On our trip there, we decided to stop at the Hancock Shaker Village. I had never been there and was really impressed by the beauty there. The weather was perfect with big puffy clouds in the sky.


We spent the whole afternoon there and took many pictures. The light was incredible!


The next day, we found a beautiful natural wonder at the Natural Bridge State Park in North Adams. America's only white marble dam. The water carved the natural bridge and formed these beautiful formations in the rocks. Many names from years ago were carved into many of these!


After lunch, we visited the Clark Museum where many Homers, Sargents and Bouguereaus were. I was so impressed by the beauty and quality of their paintings. We stayed mesmerized for about 4 hours. I would definately go back. The Williams Art Center hosted a Prendergast exhibit. We made it there just in time to see it. I am not a watercolor person, but I loved his body of work.

The next day we got a painting in from the road behind our hotel. We decided to head home after that and try to find another painting spot. We made it to Historic Deerfield and decided to head home after that.

It was a really great week.


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