Painting at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT

by Janet Bonneau in Plein air painting
I’ve had a glorious two days plein air painting at the Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe, VT. on Oct. 10 & 11.
The weather was gorgeous, the fall colors are at their peak and the Vermont mountain views were breathtaking. Here’s a view of the narrow passway through Smuggler’s Notch. I took this photo after passing through the ‘Notch’ and looking back from where I came. Pretty amazing winding road!
I then drove up to the Trapp Family Lodge, set up my easel and had only been painting for a half hour or so, when I was approached by a couple from NYC who liked what I was doing, and asked if they could buy the painting once it was done.
Here’s the almost finished painting, with beautiful Vermont foliage colors in the background.
The couple I spoke with are originally from Chile but now live in NYC. We had a lovely talk about our families, the joy of grandchildren, world travel – and I practiced a little bit of my VERY beginning Spanish with them. They very kindly gave me some pointers on pronunciation and we plan to be in touch again. Once their painting is dry and framed, I’ll ship it down to NY. Meanwhile they ended up also buying this painting that I had brought with me on the second day – which is another view of Mt. Mansfield from the Jeffersonville side of the mountain.
 “Mt. Mansfield Mist” 8 x 10 Oil on board

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