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Name Sawyier, Paul

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Image of Painting - Winter Scene with Fodder Shocks

Painting - Winter Scene with Fodder Shocks

This is an unsigned and probably unfinished watercolor. The painting depicts a winter scene of fodder shocks scattered in a field. A small stream cuts through from the center of the painting to the lower right hand corner of the foreground. This stream is ice covered as two small birds sit atop the ice. One of the birds is yellow. The other is red. The center of the painting has the field with shocks (unfinished as little detailing is noted to the field and shocks). There are two leafless trees, one on each side of the stream in the middle ground. The tree on the right (closest) has a split trunk (two) and has a few colored leaves. The tree on the left and at center is larger and has

Image of Painting - Over the River Under..., #6 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - Over the River Under..., #6 in 'The Two Villages' series

This is #6 in 'The Two Villages' series. The Kentucky River can be seen on the left hand side of painting. There is a barge and pilot boat on the river and the steel bridge can be seen in the background. The foreground has a stone wall next to a dirt path with cliffs to the right of the path. A telephone or electric pole can be seen in the background. There are two buildings on far side of the river in the background. The scene depicts the cemetery road that once ran past the Arsenal.

Image of Painting - And In The Streets..., #9 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - And In The Streets..., #9 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number nine in 'The Two Villages' series painted by Paul Sawyier [unsigned] and based on the poem by Rose Terry Cooke. The painting is on separate sheet and adhered to a matte backing with a line of the poem beneath. The watercolor depicts a street in Frankfort, Kentucky. The road begins in the left foreground and runs to the center to the covered bridge. Each side of the street is lined with trees and further back buildings. The right side of the painting shows a brick sidewalk with brick curbing running parallel to the street. In the foreground on this sidewalk is a street lamp with a mailbox. Further to the right is a row of buildings fronted by wrought iron fences a

Image of Painting - Sheepshead Bay (Sail Drying After The Storm)

Painting - Sheepshead Bay (Sail Drying After The Storm)

This painting depicts Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn, New York. This coastal image shows a line of small fishing craft and sailing vessels docked at the wharves. On the right is a flotilla of small boats at anchor with a marker buoy floating in the right foreground. Gray water reflects the outlines of the boats and the cloudy blue sky.

Image of Painting - The Channel's Ford

Painting - The Channel's Ford

An Impressionist scene this painting depicts an area north of Frankfort on the Peaks Mill Road by Elkhorn Creek at Channel's Ford. A dirt track runs from left foreground into background. Creek with rocks marking the ford are to the right. Two large trees lean out over the creek in the middle foreground. The trees have autumn foliage. There is a small embankment with a fence on top on the left hand side of painting.

Image of Drawing - The Rockbreaker

Drawing - The Rockbreaker

'The Rockbreaker' is a pastel on linen. It shows the bust image of African-American man wearing a fur cap. He has on a dark gray shirt with green striped suspenders. There is a gray background surrounding the head.

Image of Painting - Elkhorn Creek Scene

Painting - Elkhorn Creek Scene

A watercolor landscape that features a creek in the foreground. The painting features tree lined rocky shorelines on both sides of the creek. The creek shows a reflection of the trees on the shoreline.

Image of Painting - South Fork, Elkhorn Creek

Painting - South Fork, Elkhorn Creek

This watercolor painting shows the Elkhorn creek with stony banks exposed. There is a line of thin trees on the right bank. Fall foliage can see on the left bank in the distance.

Image of Painting - Below Big Eddy

Painting - Below Big Eddy

The painting depicts a river on the left with far bank in the background. The right side depicts grasses and trees in early fall shades of yellow, brown, and green.

Image of Painting - Louisville Road

Painting - Louisville Road

This painting depicts a road with a wooden fence and trees on the right side of the road (viewer's perspective.) There is a hill on the left side with trees on top and a rock fall at the base. Trees are featured in the background.

Image of Painting - Gnarled Tree

Painting - Gnarled Tree

This landscape depicts a creek or river with trees lining both banks. In the left foreground is a distinctive tree that has exposed roots and a gnarled appearance. The scene appears to be painted in fall as the trees in the foreground have few leaves and the trees in the background have fall colors. There appears to be hills or mountains in the distant background.

Image of Painting - On the Elkhorn

Painting - On the Elkhorn

'On the Elkhorn' is a creek scene with the moon low on the horizon in middle background. In the foreground there are rocks with stepping stones crossing the creek in the middle of the painting. A large gnarled tree stands in the right background. There is a structure of some kind on the left side.

Painting - Kentucky River (from Chimney Rock)

'Kentucky River (from Chimney Rock)' is an impressionist view of the river valley as seen from a rocky height. The river flows in a serpentine curve and the cliffs and low forested bank is to the right. There is a steep forested hillside in the left foreground and rocks in the immediate foreground at lower center. Birds drift above the rive from middle foreground to the background.

Painting - Kentucky Home With Trees

This painting depicts a two story red house with green shutters. In the background is a white outbuilding with 2 entrances. The landscape features trees in the foreground and background and a large rock in the foreground.

Image of Etching - The Covered Bridge

Etching - The Covered Bridge

This landscape is a covered bridge containing a street car or train. The road runs toward the entrance that is flanked by two electric poles. Two steeples can be seen in the background. There is a picket fence on the right side and a stone building on the left. There is a pencil remarque of the bridge in lower left margin.

Image of Painting - A Pond in the Field

Painting - A Pond in the Field

The watercolor depicts a morning or evening scene along the edge of a pond or creek (leading into a pond). The foreground has the pond in the lower right corner with the creek in the center with a tree on the bank in the left foreground corner. A hill rises from the banks of the pond and stream in the middle ground. The hill is covered in dark green foliage with areas of blue and scattered color. On the hill are hidden two structures. One is located in the center and has light emanating from its windows, the reflections can be seen in the water below. The other building is located to the right upper center. There is a worn picket fence hidden in the shrubbery in front of this building.

Image of Painting - Never In Dreams..., #14 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - Never In Dreams..., #14 in 'The Two Villages' series

This watercolor is number fourteen in 'The Two Villages' series painted by Paul Sawyier [unsigned] and based on the poem by Rose Terry Cooke. The painting is on separate sheet and adhered to a matte backing with a line of the poem beneath. The watercolor depicts a monument at the Frankfort cemetery. In the center is a white marble monument with a figure mounted on a tall rectangular column atop a large marble base. Surrounding this monument and scattered throughout the rest of the painting are various trees, bushes and shrubs. These plants have different colored foliage and leaves can be seen scattered on the open green grassy areas. An occasional white stone monument or headstone may be vi

Image of Painting - Going to the Spring

Painting - Going to the Spring

There is a woman in a blue dress and bonnet with a child in the middle background. There are bare trees with last leaves of fall in the right foreground. A corn-stalk fodder-shock and rocky cliff to the right. The towers from High Bridge are visible along the slanting ridge line in the background. A stream and a wooden-plank footbridge are in the immediate foreground. The roof of the spring house can be seen in the far background on the left.

Image of Painting - The Beeches

Painting - The Beeches

This is an summer image of a house surrounded by trees. The house appears to be rose colored brick with three chimneys, green shutters and a white door.

Image of Painting - And Weeping and Sighing... #17 in 'The Two Villages' series

Painting - And Weeping and Sighing... #17 in 'The Two Villages' series

This painting is #17 in the 'Two Villages' series. The painting depicts a landscape of a cemetery in the background with an inset scene of a woman crying at a table beside a cradle. In the background of the inset scene is a man that appears to be crying. The painting is adhered to a larger paper that has an inscription toward the bottom.