Plein Air Painter Dorothy (Stott) Clark www.griswoldart.org
Clayville Pond (the locals call it Tadpole Pond) Route 12, between Jewett City & Plainfield Connecticut
This Painting was done in three truck sittings: 1) figuring out where to park the truck for the proper view. 2) Drawing, sky & middle ground. 3) Foreground and deepening color. My palette colors are: French Ultramarine Blue, Brown Madder, Yellow Ocre and a touch of Cerulean Blue to show very distant back. About Tadpole Pond: During Prohibition in the 1920’s this route was used by wealthy New Yorkers to buy bootleg whiskey from local farmers like us! In August, when Tadpole is abundant with water lilies, and when Daddy and Uncle Bob were little boys; they would sell the lilies for a nickel a flower to the New Yorkers returning to the city with the whiskey they just purchased from Grampa Ralph and Grandy.