"Pleasant Valley Road Farmhouse" 2013 oil on canvas 18" x 20"
This is a little farmhouse, on a hillside, on Pleasant Valley Road in Hopewell Township. It's just a pleasant scene that I thought would make a pleasant painting. There was also a spot where I could easily pull off the road and set up to paint.
The road is also known as Gravity Hill Road. This is where you stop at a certain point along the road, put the car in neutral and you mysteriously roll backwards up the hill. I discovered that someone did an investgation and found that the road is actually slightly pitched downward in the area where you would supposedly roll backwards up the hill. Anyway....as I was painting, a minivan full of teenagers drove by looking for the spot to test out the gravity effect. It didn't work. Instead, they saw me painting, yelled an obscenity and drove away.