Monday, September 11, 2006

Valley Forge, PA (En Plein Air)

Today I am posting my Plein Air study of one of the shelters on the grounds of Valley Forge in Pennsylvania. A small shack like this replica would have slept up to a dozen men in the winter of 1778.

Valley Forge was one of my favorite day trips when I lived in Philly, it's great to be back with brush in hand. I used to go there some weekends with my camera and photograph the hundreds of deer that roamed the encampment. The place is infested with them and I loved it.

There were two doe's grazing by me while I was painting, I've included a snapshot of them lurking behind my paintbox.

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