Wednesday of our Pennsylvania Adventure...This was our morning view as we got up early, checked out and drove to Chadd's Ford, the home of N.C. Wyeth and son Andrew Wyeth, both artists I love! Tours are given of their homes and studios. I had been through N.C.'s studio many years ago with Dick, but Andrew was still living at the time so his home/studio was still occupied. For those who might not know...NC was an illustrator...well-known for his wonderful paintings of many classics..."Treasure Island", "Black Arrow", etc. And Andrew Wyeth is well-known for his fabulous watercolors using egg tempera technique. One of his best known paintings is "Christina's World".
|The Brandywine Museum where the Wyeth paintings are on display.|
|The view from the Museum...the Brandywine river|
|Andrew Wyeth's Studio in the home|
|Andrew Wyeth's studio-his paints, etc.|
|The NC Wyeth home which he designed and had built for his family of five children.|
|NC Wyeth Studio which was up the hill from the home.|
|NC Wyeth Studio...left as it was the day he died. Any pictures seen are copies..the originals are more secured.|
|NC Wyeth's mural studio...he painted these huge murals which would be transferred into pictures for the illustrations in books. He had the stairs built on wheels so he could get to the highest parts of the canvas.|
And there we ate dinner at a spot right next door...DJ's...and had a great meal topped off with....Yum!!
|And they were playing music from the '50s all night long...we went there for breakfast the next day...and were jamming' along with Elvis all the time!|