Old Mill oil 6x6 on linen panel
This old mill reminds me of the many years I was curator of our county museum and we would go to a historic mill not far from here, the water driven mill had been converted to being run by an antique steam engine, it was always hot and sticky our and since the flour was ground by huge millstones at the end of the day, the stones had to be lifted and cleaned, no small job since they weighed hundreds of pounds each. This job was made more difficult by the fact we dressed in period costumes , petticots and skirts , bonnets and high button shoes. Met many interesting people and of course became very sympathetic with our ancestors who did this to provide flour for themselves and the community. I can hear the water trickling by and on a hot day it was an especially soothing sound.