Monday, October 7, 2013

Church Down the Lane, 3.5 x 2.5 OIL, Landscape

October Plein Air!
Church Down the Lane
3.5 x 2.5 OIL
© Donna Pierce-Clark
The leaves are beginning to turn!!
And, they no more beautiful than here..............
We are privileged to live down the road from a quaint little white German Baptist Church.
This has been, and will remain, one of my favorite places to paint.
I treasure the traditions of this religion: no TV, lots and lots of family time,
many church get-togethers, long dresses and little white caps.
I treasure the friendships I have with some of the German Baptists that live near us.
On Sunday mornings, especially in the summer and spring, 
we can sit out on our expansive front deck, 
and watch the lines of large black vans and cars stream down the road
and line up on either side of this long lane in the grassy area.
They gather in groups of sweet ladies and little girls, in their pretty long dresses,
and groups of men (most with long white or black beards) 
and boys in their black suits and black hats.
Once in a while, we are privileged to
witness their gatherings for large area wide meetings.
At that time, not only is the long lane filled with
vehicles, but also the road, as groups of them
saunter down the road, cheerfully chattering away to one another,
apparently visiting between meeting times.
I honor and respect the practices they have continued over the years.
I treasure our freedom of religion in our wonderful country.
Long live the United States of America!
I am so thankful for what we have.
No, I am not German Baptist,
but I greatly respect differences of 
religion in America.
I Treasure This.
Freedom OF religion,
not "from" religion.
(2.5 x 3.5)
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  1. Terrific post Donna! Lovely work, and thanks too for sharing the photos with us :)

    1. Thanks, Sheilia,

      Remember, we have to plan a paint out!!


  2. Nice little painting Donna, looks like it was a cool fall day there.

    1. Yes, and in fact, I had the umbrella up because it was drizzling a bit. My first cool weather adventure for 2013. Shirley and I are planning on getting out the long-johns so we can do some snow plein air!! That will be a first!

  3. Nice picture! It is such a peaceful setting.
    Kathy Schopmeyer

    1. It really really is a peaceful place!!

      Thanks, Kathy!


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