The palette for piece began with the crimson ridgeline. I knew I wanted that to be a loud, red, central element, so that went in first…and everything else was built around it…”Crimson Ridge” 34 x 34
No complaints, but the past couple days have been hot, more like late July than late May…with temps in low 90s, even up here in New Hampshire. The palette to this new piece was inspired by this recent summery weather. “Heat Wave” 24 x 36
On a return trip from a visit to one of my galleries in Massachusetts, I opted to take the country roads that wind through small towns, leading back to the New Hampshire line. I passed this scene, caught a glimpse of that blast of yellow from the Forsythia, and turned the truck around to grab
This scene is not far from home, a couple miles on South side of Walnut Hill. I’ve painted it before, smaller, and with more muted color, but in this depiction, the dramatic late Spring light was the focal point. “South Side” 48 x 48
The pastel 24 hour auctions have been well received, as buyers have enjoyed the opportunity to acquire an original framed pastel through live bidding with other interested buyers. The latest is now live, with “Highland Dune (pastel study)” on the block for the next 24 hours. To view and bid, click here. Good luck!
Been a weird Spring. Stuck at home, socially distant from everyone, trying to keep spirits up and maintain sense of positivity. While we’re all doing that, the landscape does what it always does…move from season to season, without regard for what we’re all going through. That’s something that has NOT changed lately…and I find it
Hoping times change for the better, and we’re free to resume our lives…which, for me, will include getting back to the Cape. Until then, resorting to creating my own memories…”Bay Summer” 36 x 36
Came across this setting years ago, several towns over, at the edge of a meadow where overgrowth had been allowed to grow for years. We’re all feeling a bit trapped at the moment…but (as with this composition), there is a clearing on the other side. “Entangled” 30 x 24.
Based on a sketch of a location in Vermont, the stillness of a rural landscape makes isolation feel less isolated…you expect it, and those who live there choose it. The rest of us didn’t, and so we adapt. “Stillness” 20 x 20
This may be the most difficult April for all of us, but as bad and bleak as the news is, the colors of the season keep coming in, as they always do…”April” 48 x 36