Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Many of the old railway lines in the state of Vermont have been turned into a series of trails and paths for walking, biking and horseback riding. I am fortunate to live near one such path and spend a lot of time on this trail at various times of the year. Last fall, I fell in love with a tree that had turned a brilliant orange yellow while all around other trees were just beginning to change their colors for the coming season. These colors are just a bit lighter in value for me and I enjoyed working in a lighter palette for this piece.
"Along a Path on an Early Fall Day"
oil on canvas on board
12 x 16, 695.00 unframed plus shipping.
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Thursday, February 19, 2009
Earlier this past fall, I spent some time at this pond near my home, working on a small outdoor sketch. I fell in love with the scene and knew that I would want to work up something on a larger scale. Well, having worked up a slightly larger painting, I still love this area and think its time to work a bit larger. It always amazes me that there are some subjects that once completed that is IT! No More! Other subjects, I think I could fill a mile of canvas and never get tired.
"Autumn at the Pond"
12 x 16, oil on canvas on board, 695.00 unframed, plus shipping
Friday, February 13, 2009
As I have been traveling, teaching some painting workshops, I haven't had a chance to post as much as I would like. I completed this painting of the coastal area, "Marginal Way" at Ogunquit, ME, just before I left. During the cold days of winter it's nice to be able to spend some time painting the warmer days of summer! The sun was just beginning to set and the waves hitting the rocks, some which were in the shadows, others tipped by touches of late afternoon light made for an awesome scene. Maybe next time I should try this in a large 30 x 40 format!
"Close of Day, Ogunquit, ME"
oil on canvas on board, 16 x 20
1,295.00 framed, plus shipping
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Wednesday, February 4, 2009
As mentioned in previous posts, before moving to New England, I always imagined winter as dark and gray. The clarity of light in winter never ceases to amaze me. In this painting of the Poultney River, I wanted to convey the feeling of late afternoon light, which was clear and warm, hitting the dormant trees while the snow on the ground in the shadows is still cold. Its almost as if nature is giving the trees one last bit of warmth before the long, cold night ahead.
"Late Afternoon in Winter"
oil on canvas, 20 x 24