“Painted in early spring of 1949. Section of studio north window with its window shelf. On the shelf, large ivy plant, the yellow Chinese duck, large green bottle with small deep brown yellow bottle half back of it. To the left, three yellow green apples on a flat white envelope. To the right, against the one orange red curtain little gray handleless cup, peach colored glass candlestick, black leaning bottle and tin and glass old candle lantern with round handle all in one group. Outside my barn with barnyard arches, barnyard fence. On the knoll, Gould’s barn, back of barn, apple trees, the purple-blue mountains running off to the right. Ground laid bare with spring tans and forms—half white with lingering finger drifts. Very lovely March landscape and light. No reds in pasture but brown-red of curtain. Sold in September ’49 from Manchester show (So. Vt. Artists) to Mrs. Shirley W. Morgan, the head of the Squibbs Dental and Medical Co.”
Above: Woodward received the award of third most popular painting at the Twentieth Annual Exhibition of the Southern Vermont Artist Association Exhibition(1949).
To the left: The yellow duck still remains in the artist's studio, along with many of the other colored bottles and various knick-knacks.