A Beloved View


“Sunset on Green Hill Farm,” 36 x 48 acrylic on gallery-wrapped canvas

Original artwork by Tonya R. Hengerer

This coming May 8th will mark 18 years since completion of the restoration of my house built in the 1790s.  It’s my family’s ancestral home or family home place and was purchased by my great-grandparents in 1912. The reference photo that inspired this painting was taken from an upstairs window, and it’s the view I see first thing every morning.  I have appreciated countless colorful sunsets from this vantage point, and one of my favorite scenes includes the sheep grazing or lying peacefully in the pasture.  When I look out at the mountain and fields, I always have a sense of calm that only being home can render. I guess I could say that this view is indelibly imprinted on my mind…and in my soul.


Wishing everyone a lovely weekend!


  1. Its a nice view from the top and you seem to be a good painting artist.
    Updating the house of great grand parents is real goods task.
    Tonya you are showered with blessings of four generations.

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  2. Whoo hoo!! You paint well Farmgirl! I am impressed that you and Farmguy appreciate the history of your property and work towards continually keeping within the next generation i.e your children and their children’s children. Thanks for a good share๐Ÿ’•Wishing you and your family a blessed and restful weekend.

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