Landscape Paintings

En Plein Air and Studio Paintings of Vermont and Beyond

The Beginning – en plein air winter landscape painting

“The Beginning” – 7" x 11" The first painting of a new winter series.  This one was done on December 22, 2017 - the first full day of winter.  The scene is along Harrington Road in North Bennington - a favorite painting location.  Fields showing light snow cover,...

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“High Meadows”- Summer Evening En Plein Air

Summer Greens... By June, the landscape is filled out with the rich greens of summer.  It stays that way, with only subtle changes well into September.  This creates two challenges for the artist. The first is "the green problem".   Green is known to be a difficult...

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Setting Sun – en plein air watercolor landscape painting

This one really is just light and landscape. Painting what the sun leaves behind is often what en plein air painting is all about. Usually what's left behind is something like this - long trails of alternating light, shade and shadow. This painting would seem to be...

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“Gulley” – spring landscape watercolor painting

It's the space in between that sometimes makes the composition. The fields could be the subject of this painting. But what makes them important is the separation that happens because of the weed and sapling filled gulley that runs around and between them. Without it,...

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“Mettowee Morning” – early morning en plein air

Early morning scenes are generally contrasts of warm and cool, light and dark. Often, the first touches of direct light can be seen in thin ribbons of warm colors piercing large swaths of cool and dark.  Such was the case along Rt. 30 in Rupert, Vermont on this fine...

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