Friday, January 22, 2010

Sketching in Greenfield - Carolyn Pappas

Colrain Rd. Greenfield, MA

Last Sunday I found myself in Greenfield, MA (which is in the northwestern part of the state near VT and NH) with some extra time to spare. I parked my car at Harper's Package Store (i.e., liquor store), put on some music (The Best of the Chieftains) and did some sketching. Behind the big tree on the left you can see a stonewall (they are all over the place around here) and a mountain in the background. The towns around Hampshire and Franklin counties are called "the northern hill towns" and they are some of the most beautiful parts of the state.

However, I think next time I do this I'm going to have to draw the store itself because it had sooo much going on. It would make a great sketch.


  1. Time well spent, Carolyn! Lovely luminous quality! (I'd love to see the store, too, though...buildings are FUN.)

  2. Ohhhhh, Greenfield, a blast from my past. Had an aunt & uncle in Turners Falls, have a cousin in Montague. Can't remember distance from that area, but are you familiar with Look Park?

  3. Hi Pam. Yeah I know of all these places. I haven't been to Look Park, but I've driven by it. Maybe come spring I will get over there to do some sketching.


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