I’ve been to California only once, a short visit to the Sonoma and Napa regions. Aside from the obvious beauty of this part of the country, the hills and valleys of wine country seemed to have a soft, warm, haziness that cast the scenery in a golden light. Many years later, I found a reference
The next town over from ours, Mont Vernon, sits at the top of a hill, accessed via Route 13, which ascends steeply straight up for about a mile from the valley below. On the way up, several farms line either side of the road, with this one tucked into one of the foothills. On a
As a teenager living on the Cape, my High School bus wound its way through the country lanes of Sesuit and Quivett Necks. On the Quivett portion of the ride, we passed this place every day. Tucked down a dirt drive, it sits on the edge of a salt marsh that extends to Cape Cod
I came across this scene very recently, on a chilly Spring drive along the National Seashore. It was a pretty nondescript scene…but interesting in that this old shed should be standing randomly along the bluff, with no larger structure nearby to justify it being there. “Pamet Hollow” 20 x 20 o/c.
This piece was a great combination of an idea for a painting I’ve had, coupled with the inclusion of an element the buyers hoped to see in a work. The scene is somewhere in New Hampshire or Vermont, and has been painted before. But this piece also includes a bit of landscape near the buyers
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.