The Mabry Mill in Virginia.

Virginia Mill 24" x 36" April 3, 1983
   After painting South Pacific landscapes for 10 years, Ron began to loose interest in Polynesian subject matter. In 1980 Ron visited his brother Rob who lived in Maryland. Rob gave Ron a photograph of the Mabry Mill and encouraged him to paint the scene. Inspired by American landscapes Ron saw at the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC, he began a sketch that included a foreground of grass, shrubbery, and a fence under construction. Ron wanted to experiment with transparent colors and added large amounts of linseed oil to his paints. This technique later matured into his use of glazing over lean paints to create a vibrant painting surface. You can buy a poster of this painting at Ron Marlett's Store