© 2009 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved ~~ One of the things I love best about New England is the ubiquitous fieldstone. From stone walls to entire structures, fieldstone is an architectural feature dating back to the earliest mid-1600’s settlements.
The colonists built things from fieldstone in the spirit of self-preservation: the ground throughout most of the region is full of buried rock. In order to grow crops and build houses and barns, the stone had to be removed, and the colonists put this stone to good – and beautiful – use.
Digital painting from an original photograph shot in August 2009.