Monday, September 29, 2008

"Copper and Gourds" oil on canvas, 9 x 12

After a ten day teaching trip to Phoenix, Arizona, it was nice to return to the early fall season of Vermont. The leaves are turning and autumn is putting on her cloak of brilliant colors. These gourds and mums were casually spread on a table and placed in a favorite copper cup and the pictured still life is the result. This piece will be part of the Fall Auction Exhibition at the Salmagundi Club, NY. For more information, please contact me directly.
"Copper and Gourds"
oil on canvas, 9 x 12

Saturday, September 27, 2008

"Majestic Maple" oil on canvas, 12 x 16

This time of year in New England is always bittersweet. The beautiful greens of summer have faded, the garden has finished producing wonderful fruits and vegetables and soon the cold temps of Winter will be here. This painting is of a late summer maple tree not far from my home. It is huge and has an interesting trunk structure. It has stood for years through the changing seasons, quite majestically, I might add. Thus the name, "Majestic Maple."
"Majestic Maple"
oil on canvas, unframed
12 x 16
695.00, plus shipping.
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

"Apples and Copper" oil on canvas, 18 x 24

Another exploration of wild apples and copper! I am not sure why I am so drawn to this subject, but I never become tired of working with various textures, reflective surfaces and natural objects. Ultimately, I think my love of this subject is due in part to my enthusiasm for the fall season ahead. We are coming into a magical time in New England with the beauty of the foliage, cool days and bright blue skies. No fall day would be complete without a trip to the local apple orchard for an afternoon of picking. What better way to end the day than painting a few apples along with treasured objects. Enjoy!
"Apples and Copper"
oil on canvas, 18 x 24
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Thursday, September 18, 2008

"Late Summer Harvest" oil on canvas, 16 x 12

This is the time of year when the vegetable garden begins to slow up and the leaves start to show thier touches of fall color. The flower garden also begins to fade to prepare for the winter ahead. I love this time of year and can not wait for the fall colors to begin. Its a time of year when one can sense the passage of time. I pulled this painting together from a few remaining flowers from the garden and some freshly picked wild apples. I liked the color combinations as well as the combinations of textures with the fabric and the metal of the copper pot. I was so pleased by the setting that I decided to do a second painting in a larger format. Maybe next time I will try some pumpkins and gourds...hmmm, ideas, ideas.
"Late Summer Harvest"
oil on canvas, 16 x 12
695.00 unframed, plus shipping
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Sunday, September 14, 2008

The Station Bridge, oil on canvas, 5 x 7, unframed

The Station Bridge, located in Northfield, Vermont was built by an unknown craftsman in 1872. It spans the Dog River and is one of three bridges on the same road all within a half mile. One can see two bridges, this one included, in the same view, the only place in New England where this can be noticed. The name “Station” came from the presence of a nearby railroad depot. It’s a charming area and a must on any fall foliage tour through the state of Vermont. Maybe sometime, I will have to try a painting of the two bridges in one view, and during fall foliage season; it’s around the corner for sure.
"The Station Bridge, Northfield, VT"
oil on canvas on board, 5 x 7, unframed
100.00, plus shipping

Thursday, September 11, 2008

"Old Barns, Poultney, VT" oil on canvas, 9 x 12

Living in rural Vermont has provided me with a wealth of information and material for my paintings. While I tend to work with still life and landscape subjects, working with architectural elements is somewhat new to me. I have thoroughly enjoyed painting covered bridges, barns and old houses and am looking forward to a lifetime of painting and enjoyment of such subjects. This barn and other outbuildings are located near my home. The barn faces west and has had years of exposure to the sun and elements. The paint or stain is almost completely worn giving a great weathered feeling to the building. The sides however, mostly in shadow, retain their typical barn red. I painted this scene using fall colors, but I am sure I will return to this area as I can visualize the setting in all seasons and weather conditions.
“Old Barns, Poultney, VT”
9 x 12, oil on canvas
595.00 unframed, plus shipping

Friday, September 5, 2008

"Summer Apples" oil on canvas, 5 x 7

"Summer Apples" oil on canvas 5 x 7
100.00, unframed, plus shipping
As mentioned in another post, I have been surprised this summer at the abundance of wild apple trees scattered throughout the hills and meadows in the area of Vermont where I live. The beautiful fruit sparkles in the early autumnal sun, attracting birds and dear for a feast of these summer gifts. I love the colors of the apples and in this setting I particularly liked the combination of the colors of the apples with the porcelain cup.

Summer Apples
7" x 5" (17.8cm x 12.7cm)
Oil on canvas on Panel
$100, unframed plus shipping and handling in the US
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Tuesday, September 2, 2008

"Passing Clouds" oil on canvas, 5 x 7,

"Passing Clouds"
oil on canvas, 5 x 7
100.00, unframed, plus shipping SOLD
As a child I remember lying on my back in our front yard looking at clouds in the late summer afternoon sky. This sky, in Washington County, NY, reminded me of those childhood days.
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