Quick Reference

Time Period:
Painted in 1931

Location:
Keach Farm, Charlemont Rd.
Buckland, Mass.

Medium:
Oil on Canvas

Type:
Landscape

Category:
Trees, Barns

Size:
27 X 30

Exhibited:
Unknown

Purchased:
Miss Shea

Provenance:
NA

Noteworthy:

The Keach farm was so popular a subject for RSW, it has its own gallery.

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Featured Artwork: The Greening Tree, 27 x 30

The Greening Tree

RSW's Diary Comments

"Painted in 1931. Painted at Keach’s farm. Very large dramatic apple tree in very full bloom (white), little red barn and parts of Keach’s house beyond --- over them the mountains under a blue and white May sky---foreground lush green meadow with some white ducks in the grass. Sold to Miss Shea, N.Y. in 1956."


Comments on the back of a sepia print:

“Light and delicate with spring greens, looking too dark in this photograph. The little barn red, the tree snowy white, the clouds, delicate spring colorings, the hills pale blues and violets.”


“Spirit of New England countryside in May. Lush May greens, barn pale pinky red, hills violet. Blue sky with May clouds. Apple tree in full bloom—white. A very happy canvas!”


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