A couple days of warm weather during this fairly drizzly New Hampshire Spring has me thinking, and hoping, for a rapid onset of summer! To nudge it along…”Dune Path” based on a favorite spot in West Dennis, Cape Cod.
This location has been painted several times…previous pieces were more literal depictions, while this one removes all vegetation to reveal the bay which, in reality, is a couple miles in the distance. While painting is mostly an additive process, I find it interesting to see what results if you remove things from the composition while
I’m fortunate to have as my back yard in New Hampshire a large tract of conservation land that provides a quiet buffer from the main roads and other neighborhoods. On the Cape, many of my favorite places are the unpeopled spaces, preserved for humans and animals to enjoy. This setting sits off the busy (in
Newly completed 48 x 48, “Summer Hay”, based on a scene I pass in Vermont every time I head towards Woodstock. With summer right around the corner, I felt a hot palette was needed, especially in the field. Having once accidentally set the meadow behind my house on fire, I know the palette well.
While driving through the Berkshires several years ago, I came across this scene, part of an old farm that was still occupied, but pretty run down. It was mid August, hot, and the meadow grasses had begun their transition from a light bluish green to gold. “August” 16 x 16.
I rarely know where a painting’s going to go when I start. That unpredictability, many years ago, would have driven me crazy…as I “knew” what I wanted to paint, and nothing short of that goal would suffice. It got to the point that when I began paintings, I got nervous with the fear of failure.
I’ve always been fascinated by abandoned places. The nearby rural town around my part of New Hampshire are dotted with abandoned properties, many old farms whose last inhabitants had no heirs…or if they did, they had no use for the inheritance. As time and earth takes back these structures, the slow state of being reclaimed
I had been struggling with a title for this piece. Was it the trees or the ridgeline in the background that was the subject…and that could help inspire a title? The perfect name came while having a great discussion with interior designer Amy Mitchell for her online design journal, “The Saturday Blog” in which my
I’m excited to share a new venue, Prospect Hill Home, a new home decor and art gallery location right on Lake Sunapee Harbor, in Sunapee NH. This beautiful new space is resulted from the efforts of the great people at Prospect Hill Antiques in George’s Mills, and provides significant wall space and great lighting, within
A second piece in a series of works based on a huge old barn in Chester, VT, focuses on the shaded side, where the inclination is to avoid color, as shade seems to, in reality, remove color. But there is color in shadow. It just needs to be imagined and made more luminous. “Luminance” 40