"Vixen Hill Farmhouse", 8x10, oil on Raymar panel.
Last week we returned from a trip up to Pennsylvania during a heat wave. And when I say a heat wave I am not exaggerating! The temps were in the 100's all week and there were a couple days with high humidity as well.
I had hoped to be going into cooler weather and was looking forward to doing some plein air painting in an area that has been dear to my heart for many years. So I packed all my paints and gear and was so delighted to find a perfect spot to paint right onsite at the property where we would stay for a week- Vixen Hill Farm.
The farm is a lovely place, situated on acres of rolling hillside in Chester County just on the outskirts of Chester Springs where I lived for 12 years. The property has a long history and a book was written about it by the first owner, Edwin Peeples. The book, "Planting an Inheritance" is available through Amazon, and for anyone who is familiar with that gorgeous countryside, the history lesson is well worth the price of the little book!
We stayed at the cottage, which was just charming and very well equipped, and had natural spring water piped right into the house through the next door springhouse! So in spite of the heat, I decided to have a hand at painting the main house and fieldstone wall that surrounded it, as you can see from the photo below.
To see more photos of this beautiful property, you can check it out here.
Thanks so much to hosts Ondine and Christopher Peeples for helping make this a lovely week, in spite of the outdoor heat!