|The second watercolor study at Lyndhurst|
|Historic trees flank the pathway |
to the Lyndhurst mansion
|Railroad tycoon Jay Gould was the |
third owner of this Gothic skyline.
Older folks might recognize the mansions gables from two Dark Shadows movies from the early 1970's. I skipped the inside tour, avoiding the ghost of Barnabus Collins. Instead I hiked the property looking for good spots to paint.
|I started small to warm up, |
but for me working big is
more rewarding with watercolor.
|Serene and beautiful settings in every direction|
The grounds are accessible and free to the public, but there is a $5.00 parking fee. For me, it was worthwhile for a few hours of painting. Working on location on palatial properties like this is stimulating, where the beautiful surroundings influence me to higher aspirations and promising results.
|Bowling alley gets its own building near the Hudson|
|Please don't pick the apples|
Lyndhurst has a web site which you can review here: http://lyndhurst.org/. If you get a chance to visit, you might spot me in front of a tree or near the river with my brushes. I will definitely return to see the Halloween and Christmas themed events.