The painting is a watercolor snow scene on the Kentucky River looking toward Frankfort, Kentucky. The upper left has historic Frankfort in the background with the recognizable steeples of the city churches. A covered bridge crosses the river going toward the right side of the painting. The landscape features a snowy scene with trees on the banks of the river and images of several small boats on the right foreground. The artist's signature is in the lower right corner.
This painting is a watercolor street scene. The image is of Frankfort, Kentucky at the corner of Ann and Main Streets. The painting features a row of buildings on the left side, a building on the right, several figures holding umbrellas, as well as several horses with carts or buggies.
The painting is a watercolor scene with fisherman featured in the center foreground. The fisherman is leaning on a tree with one hand and holding a fishing rod with other. The figure's low hat blocks any facial features. A river, trees, and a shoreline are in the background on the left and in front of subject on right.
This painting is an impressionistic watercolor landscape. The painting features trees with fall leaves on both sides of a river, a palisade on right side in background and the artist's signature in the lower left corner.
This landscape features Sweet Lick Mountain in the center background with a creek in the foreground. Trees line the left and right sides of the creek and there is a small village in the distance on the right side. This painting is not signed.
The Old Capitol is a watercolor snow scene of St. Clair Street in Frankfort, Kentucky. In the painting's foreground, there is a street lined with buildings on both sides. The left side of the painting features 3 trees, a clock with sign post, street light, 3 figures on sidewalk, and horse and carriage in the street. The right side of the painting features a telephone pole, several awnings, a clock suspended from front of the building, and numerous figures near the street corner. The background of the painting includes a view of the Old State Capitol Building with the fountain in front and an iron fence surrounding the grounds of the public square.
This painting is a watercolor scene of a house on the shore of a creek. The left side of image has a creek with a rocky shoreline and trees with foliage. The right side of image has a white wood house with a small wooden structure next to it. The background is tree lined. There is a sharp drop in the landscape from the area around house to the shoreline.
This painting is watercolor landscape of a field with 10 haystacks. A split rail wood fence is in the background with a wooded area behind it. An inscription and the artist's signature are in the lower right corner and are written in ink.
This is a Paul Sawyier initialed portrait of Mary Thomas 'Mayme' Bull in a river landscape. Mayme Bull sits in a canoe. The subject's face is just above center on the paper. Her right arm is propped on her right knee and her head rests on her right hand. A paddle is lying across her lap and is held with her left arm. The foreground consists of rocks and small plants. The center of the painting contain the canoe, the subject and part of the riverbank. The background consists of the river, riverbank and the tree and plants lining the riverbank. Paul Sawyier initialed the painting in the lower left corner.
This is an unsigned Paul Sawyier watercolor on heavy stock paper. The impressionistic scene depicts the Kentucky River and bluffs below Frankfort, Kentucky. The foreground shows the river. In the center (on the river) are a houseboat and tugboat (?) [possibly Paul Sawyier's home after the death of his parents]. To the left of the boats are bushes and trees along the bank. The background, the upper left and upper center sections of the painting, show the Frankfort wharf with boats, the bluffs topped by the Frankfort cemetery and the Old State Arsenal. The arsenal is a white painted gothic building with a flag between the center turrets. On the left edge, to the left of the immediate left
This watercolor is number eighteen 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 road to the Frankfort cemetery. The road begins in the foreground and leads into the cemetery. There appear to be tire tracks in the road. Several trees line the road. Shadows from the trees fall onto the road. In the fore- and middle ground on each side behind the trees (left and right) are green open spaces. On the right is a small tree or bush; on the left and closer to the background is a group of white headstones. the back
This landscape features a winter scene of a road with a fence line on the left side in the foreground.
The left background has a snowy hill with trees and other flora.
The road leads down to several structures that are in the distance on the right side of the painting.
The north star is depicted in the sky and there are mountains in the background.
This watercolor is number fifteen 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 the Kentucky River at night. The night is hazy, shadowy and dream-like without clear details. The foreground shows the river taking up the space left to right. In the middle ground are two, dark, tree-covered riverbanks, one on the left and one on the right. The right bank consists of a hill or bluff that rises higher than the left. In the center background is the hazy outlines of Frankfort, Kentucky, and what appears to be shadow
This is a portfolio made by the artist Paul Sawyier for the paintings in his "The Two Villages" series. The piece is comprised of two cardboard covers covered in paper and bound at the spine with blue binding tape. The front cover has the words "The Two Villages" painted on the front center section.