Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Amish Buggy

From our travels in Lancaster County, PA. I always feel sorry for the Amish residents because they have to put up with the armies of tourists who gawk. How many of those tourists understand the derivation of the term "Pennsylvania Dutch" and realize that it has nothing to do with Holland or the Dutch. But the identification, however incorrect, persists. I at least try to respect the Amish privacy and antipathy for having individual pictures taken by never photographing members of these communities. For me, the striking part of this image was the whip. 9" x 12", watercolor, drybrush, pen & ink, on Fabriano paper.

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3 comments:

Barbara said...

What? No isinglass curtain you can roll right down in case there's a change in the weather:)

Yoli said...

Lovely image and you are a considerate soul.

Kitty said...

I like how simple the image is, which relates to the subject matter.
We saw very few Amish while traveling through that area. It must be an interesting lifestyle