Views from Olana and Church’s Paintbox

View from Olana

Returning from my editor’s memorial, I revisited Hudson River artist and naturalist Frederick Church’s wonderful home, Olana.

Chock full of ‘Orientalist’ items like Persian rugs, Moroccan Windows, and even a stuffed peacock, it reminded me of a huge version of the treehouse in Sausalito where I wrote my early books. Inspiration!

Here are views of, and from, Olana, and Church’s paintbox.

Frederick Church's Easel
Frederick Church's Paintbox