Here is my second entry for the upcoming Images of New Hope show put on by the New Hope Art League. Brian and I spend a lot of time on the weekends wandering around the New hope/Lambertville/Stockton/Frenchtown corridor. There’s a great old wine and spirits shop in Stockton that is called Phillips Fine Wines that carries some good beer that you can’t get in PA.
One evening, around Christmas, we were there and there was a tree that was lit with an insane amount of Christmas lights. It must have had AT LEAST 10 strings of lights on it. It was gorgeous. It was GLOWING. I found it so mesmerizing that I had to stop and snap a few photos of it. Something about the lights and the snow just made me really happy. Small town, quiet of winter, festive lights, you know…quaint. There were a couple of other trees on the street I took some pics of as well but this painting was inspired by that red freakin’ beacon of a tree. I feel sorry for whoever had to un-decorate it after the holidays. Maybe I’m wrong but I suspect that the whole thing ended up in the trash, lights and all. These photos don’t really do it justice.