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“Good In Gold” – Plein Air Landscape Painting

The shade of fading Gold. As autumn  glory fades, new beauty is revealed. Suddenly, it becomes easy to consider the amazing range  and subtlety of color that exists on nature's "palette".  The hues are actually, richer and deeper - reds and oranges become deep crimson...

“Valley of Color” – Plein Air Landscape Painting

Golden sunlight on golden hillsides! The drifting overcast could not dampen the color visible on the foothills of the southern part of the Taconic Mountains. Late autumn is often like this.  The landscape still shows the greens of summer while the explosion of reds,...

“Changing Sky, Pownal Valley”

Painting is 7 1/2" x 11", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. Shipping is $6.95 to any US address. A wintry looking scene for the day that Spring arrives! In reality, the arrival of the spring equinox never really means...

“The Pownal Valley” – watercolor plein air landscape painting

"The Pownal Valley"  - painting is approx.  7 1/12" x 11", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. Hoping to get a nice show in the sky, I ended up in this spot near where West Carpenter Hill Road ends - or at least the part that is driveable...

“The Winter Blues” – watercolor plein air landscape painting

January 30, 2014 - "The Winter Blues", Painting is 7 " x 10", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. Shipping is $6.95 to any US address. There's no beating these winter blues! Carpenter Hill Road runs between US Rt 7 just south of the town of...

“Snow Squall” – watercolor plein air landscape painting

"Snow Squall"  - painting is 7" x 10", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. Snow had been falling lightly off and on all day long as I headed out to paint in the afternoon on January 20th.  This farm is spread out along North Pownal Road in...

“Equinox Road” – Changing Seasons in Vermont

"Equinox Road" - 22" x 30",  $1,850 This work, with its final details and adjustments made only a few days ago, represents the final statement of a series of explorations in paint. It's title, as well as the painting itself is more metaphorical than literal. The idea...

“Walloomsac October Morning”

Ventured out on a cloudy, late autumn morning yesterday.  On cloudy days with very little direct sunlight, I tend to gravitate toward rivers and streams as their reflective surfaces can serve as the "light" in the painting.  This painting is of the Walloomsac River in...

“Tinkham Road Farm”

 Scene of a farm on Tinkham Road, in Shaftsbury, Vermont, done "en plein air" on a bright and crisp October morning. This is just the kind of scene that appeals to my visual sense of light and allows me to apply expressive contrasts of value, color and temperature....

“The Passing Storm” – rural summer landscape painting

Painting is 22" x 30", framed to a size of 29" x 37" This painting is inspired by the the rural, agricultural landscape of the Mettowee Valley - a broad, flat valley that runs along the southwest part of Vermont. It depicts a typical agricultural subject on a...

“West Arlington Farm”

I kick off this new series with a painting that is typical Vermont -  slanting light on a misty October morning, just catching barns and silos of Nolan Farm in West Arlington, Vermont. The foliage is at peak color while the bright sun casts long shadows over the...

Chimneys & Eaves

"Chimneys & Eaves", 7 1/2" x 11" Plein air watercolor painting, completed during the Quick Draw event at the Bucks County Plein Air Competition 2013.  This painting was awarded 1st Prize in their Quick Draw Competition.  The Quick Draw was held on the grounds of...

“West River Near South Londonderry, Vermont”

  View of the West River which flows through the middle of the state.  In this area, the river flows through territory which is heavily forested.  In August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene dumped heavy rain on the steep mountainsides of Vermont and turned the West...

“Forsythia”

"Forsythia", 3" x 10", $125. A simple scene, evocative of early spring when color bursts from plants and trees.  In this painting, a forsythia in full bloom catches early morning light. Like most of the paintings I've done recently, this work is also small in scale at...

“Scene from February”

Much of my painting this winter has been at a small scale.  This painting is one of those small works. "Where is this?" is a question I'm often asked by folks looking at my paintings.  In this, as in many cases, the answer is "No where in particular."  Instead the...