“Crossroads”  – painting is  approx. 7 1/12″ x 11″, matted and mounted to 11″ x 14″ for easy, low-cost framing.

What season do you see?

Crossroads - en plein air watercolor landscape painting by Tony ConnerI am captivated by the cycle of seasons and especially those times of transition, when one season is becoming another.  In Vermont, the transition from fall to winter usually occurs before the Winter Solstice. Significant snowfall is common in November during the time that is still autumn, according to the calendar.

This has been an unusual year. Temperatures were well above normal all through fall and have continued that way into this early part of winter.  This morning, as I ate my breakfast, I noticed two robins in our backyard. They were joined by a few Tufted Titmice, a Junco and Black-Capped Chickadees.  While the birds are not unusual, their activity was. This time of year they normally visit the yard searching for food. But today, their behavior suggested they were searching for good nesting spots and nesting materials.

And it’s no wonder. While searching for a painting spot this afternoon, I found myself confused. This scene, along Cross Hill Road in Shaftsbury, Vermont was attractive  but had subtle qualities that could be associated with all four seasons!  Just had to see what could be done with this scene.

Design principles would suggest focusing on the winter season and highlighting those elements that read as one season and subordinating everything else.  Perhaps that would have been a good choice, but the challenge of creating a scene with a mixed seasonal message was too much to resist.

Yet, most every viewer will think it reminds them of one particular season.

It is my great privilege to sell most of my paintings direct to my buyers – many of whom purchase online. This one has already found a new home!

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But, It's available as a Limited Edition Print!

All editions are limited to 50 prints and are mounted and matted to a standard size for easy, low-cost framing.

Crossroads ” is mounted and matted to 11″h x 14″w. For easy, low-cost framing. Shipping and Handling to any U. S. address is $6.95.

  • Print is a signed and numbered limited edition of 50 .
  • Comes matted and mounted with acid free materials.
  • Matted to standard 11″ x 14″ for easy, low-cost framing.
  • Printed on acid-free Epson Velvet Fine Art Paper 
  • Printed with Epson K3 Ultrachrome archival, pigmented ink
  • Print will be shipped by US Postal Service Priority Mail.
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