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Please Use Caution by Marsha Elliott

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Everyone knows what that orange triangle on the back of a slow moving vehicle means! There’s no doubt that anyone who has driven through the lovely rolling hills in Amish Country has found themselves suddenly following behind a buggy like this. Please use caution, slow down & enjoy the the quiet, peaceful way of the Amish.

My husband & I had the pleasure of visiting Homes County a few days ago here in Ohio….better known as Amish Country. A leisurely drive through the country is a great stress reliever as it brings us to a way of life that moves at the speed of a clippity-clop.

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  • Beatrice Cloake
    Beatrice Cloakeabout 2 years ago

    Brilliant little painting Marsha!

  • Thanks, Beatrice, for stopping by with a nice comment.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallabout 2 years ago

    Interesting info Marsha and such an adorable painting….love the shadows!

  • Thank you very much, Elizabeth….so glad you like it!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Marriet
    Marrietabout 2 years ago

    This is nice I think we were probably all better off when the world moved slower, at an animals’
    pace. Also, I know the Amish don’t like their pictures taken, but this is different.

  • Thanks for your comment, Marriet. Regarding photos, there’s usually not a problem if a photo is taken from a distance & their facial features don’t really show. There’s also different sects of Amish ranging from the Old Order Amish to the more liberal Mennonites & some of them really don’t mind so much. The painting I did before this one called “Lydia” was of an Amish lady working on a quilt in one of the shops we visited….I asked her permission to take a photo & it was granted….she later said that she appreciated my asking rather than just taking a photo anyway. Mostly, it just boils down to respect.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Suemcg
    Suemcgabout 2 years ago

    This is wonderful, Marsha. I love everything about it!

  • Thanks, Sue….so glad you like it.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 2 years ago

    This is wonderful Marsha. Amish lifestyle has always seemed very appealing to me! What a lovely watercolour. I especially love those shadows on the road.

  • They’re a very quiet, peaceful people & yes, that is very appealing. Thank you, Lynda.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsabout 2 years ago

    Wonderful piece Marsha, it really represents out view of their culture very well.

  • Thanks, Jim…so glad I was able to capture their lifestyle in this one little piece.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • SophiaArt
    SophiaArtabout 2 years ago

    Lovely painting!

  • Thanks so much, Sophia!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Dlouise
    Dlouiseabout 2 years ago

    Excellent work Marsha!!

  • Thank you kindly, Dlouise.

    – Marsha Elliott

  • bevmorgan
    bevmorganabout 2 years ago

    Such a familiar scene in our Kitchener/ Waterloo area, Marsha. Beautifully captured with your paints and brush. Lovely clean colour and composition.

  • Thank you so very much, Bev. Hey, I didn’t realize there were Amish in Canada. Is it a very large settlement?

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonabout 2 years ago

    I love the variety of colors in the dark areas. This is a familiar scene to me too :)

  • Thanks so much, Lora….I’m trying to pay more attention to color.

    – Marsha Elliott

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