“Looks like a painting!” some of you said about my photos of Connecticut. And indeed, it does. Specifically, it looks like these paintings, which I discovered in Connecticut. I don’t usually post anything as traditional as these landscapes, but while up there, I picked up a pamphlet of the work of artist Emily Buchanan and was quite charmed. Emily is a native New Englander, who paints in plein air. She began painting as a child with her grandmother (Grandmothers are the best aren’t they?), attended The Lyme Academy, The National Academy of Art and the Art Student’s League, although she credits the Boston school painter Paul Ingbretson for her classical training in drawing and painting. I just love seeing the landscape that inspired me so much, represented by another artist in another medium. I find her paintings to be serene and charming, and definitely evocative of the mood. There is something about that New England mood….