Monday at the Farm

Last Monday I drove down to the 1908 Farm off of Route 2 in Danville. I’ve passed by this farm probably hundreds of times and have wanted to do a sketch of it for as long as I can remember. Well, I finally did it. After parking the car on a cross road, I gathered my drawing materials and small collapsable stool and walked out into the open field to get a good view of the farm buildings and surrounding terrain. It was a beautiful Spring morning but VERY WINDY. Fortunately I had lots of bulldog clips to hold the pages of the sketchbook close to a supporting board.

1908 Farm, Danville
1908 Farm, Danville, Vermont (5/21/18)

Author: Jeff Gold

I'm a retired musician (oboist) now living in Vermont and exploring various avenues of art, urban sketching, life drawing, block printing and digital abstractions.

15 thoughts on “Monday at the Farm”

    1. Thanks Judy. That’s exactly the thing that has always struck me in passing by; the way the buildings are situated as a unit down below the level of the highway. The morning light really set it off nicely.


  1. You’ve captured another quintessential Vermont barn and its environs, Jeff. I feel myself sitting on the hill beside you, and catching that wind. A beautiful rendition, from the metal roof to the greening pastures.


    1. Thanks so much, Julie. As you know, there are so many wonderful rural subjects all around us just waiting to be sketched. I really enjoyed doing this one.


  2. Shari, I just saw your post from today and it’s another beauty. Let me know how the new handmade sketchbook works out. Sounds good and a good working size as well.


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