Andrew Wyeth painted over 300 paintings while at the Olson house where he had an upstairs studio of sorts. The house is now listed on the National Registry.
techniques are shown here, including dry brush watercolor, YUPO and watercolor, and batik watercolor on Ichimatsu washi. The boots and the buoys were not at the Olson house, but added to the paintings for interest.
One of the paintings that Wyeth was so recognized for was inspired at the Olson house, too - Christina' s World. He saw crippled Christina Olson crawling to her flower bed across the expanse of grass to pick some flowers and quickly did a rough sketch of her. Later his wife, Betsy, posed as Christina when he painted the painting.
No matter where Wyeth had lived, he would have painted what was around him. It seems many artists travel far and wide to find resources to paint, going on photo jaunts and vacations in hopes of finding their next inspiration. I know I'm that way. But Wyeth's paintings show that the emotional attachment to what we know the best can be the most ideal inspiration of all.