Thursday, July 16, 2009

An Afternoon Rest, oil on canvas, 12 x 16

I've been spending a lot of time observing cattle in the field making many drawings and sketching trying to gain a better understanding of this great subject. There is a river not far from my home where the cattle go to drink and cool off at different times of the day. The theme of animals going for a drink at a pond, stream or river is a theme which has been repeated throughout art history and many artists, including myself will continue with their own impressions of this same idea. Maybe I am drawn to this idea simply out of a desire to observe and witness yet another aspect of tranquility in the natural world. Maybe its a desire to push myself as an artist to work with different subject matter. No matter the reasoning, the piece was pure enjoyment to pull together and I look forward to further exploration of the subject.
An Afternoon Rest
oil on mounted canvas, 12 x 16
695.00 unframed plus shipping.
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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Summertime Grazing in Washington County, oil on canvas 16 x 20

It feels good to be back into my oil work. Sometimes I think that it is perfectly fine to take a break from painting be it to work with other materials, another medium or simply to let the mind rest. During the last few weeks when I have been traveling, I spent some time thinking about subjects that I might like to include in my work. Living in an agricultural area of the state of Vermont I have the opportunity to observe many aspects of farm life. It seems natural to include cows in some of my landscape pictures. I enjoyed working with these guys and think I probably be working with several paintings that include this great subject in the coming weeks.
Grazing in Washington County
oil on canvas
16 x 20
1,295.00 framed, plus shipping
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Friday, July 3, 2009

Mid Day Snack, oil on canvas, 9 x 12

As it has been so rainy lately, and a bit soggy to get outside, I have been doing some studio work. I enjoy setting up casual still lives of everyday objects and this was no exception. I thought just a simple arrangement of the copper shape an apple and some grapes would make a nice little painting and a great, Mid Day Snack.
Mid Day Snack
oil on canvas, 9 x 12
595.00 plus shipping
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