Little Stenning Farm
Landenberg, PA 
Little Stenning Farm
Landenberg, PA

These two photos are of a farm I walk past with my dogs.
Remind me of the beauty the Wyeth’s found in
this area.

Earlier this week I visited the Brandywine River Museum in Chadds Ford, PA for the first time. Known for its Regional and American Art, and comprehensive collection of three generations of Wyeths, located in a renovated old Grist Mill, it is a beautiful setting not too far from my home.

There were treasures on every floor. I pulled out my “cheaters” for the Still Lifes (with amazing trompe l’oeils) and Portraits, and was then, drawn into the Wyeth’s world.

N.C. Wyeth from
Treasure Island
I love the light and design
in this painting. The colors
in the painting which is at the museum are

All 3 generations impressed me with their undeniable craftsmanship and skill. I found myself drawn into N.C. Wyeth’s paintings for Treasure Island (Pirates, Adventure and fabulous dramatic light!) and studying Jamie’s draughtsmanship and composition.

But, it was Andrew’s work that moved me- almost to tears.

Andrew Wyeth

It was his drawings and studies for his paintings alongside the paintings – that I could see, not only his technical abilities, but his humanity.  He painted his farmlife in Pennsylvania, his home in Maine, and the people and animals who touched him.

It was not trite, or sentimental, just a lifetime of looking, working – and loving.

Doesn’t get any better than that.

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