Landscape Paintings

En Plein Air and Studio Paintings of Vermont and Beyond

“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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“Halfway” – Winter En Plein Air Landscape Painting

We're halfway there! We are at the halfway point of winter - a couple days beyond actually. Imbolc, the cross-quarter day that marks the halfway point between the winter solstice and the spring equinox occurred on February 4th in the Eastern Time zone. Depending on...

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“Over The Orchards” – early morning en plein air

Light effects are always best early and late in the day. In this part of Vermont, most towns and villages are snuggled deep into the narrow valley formed by the Walloomsac River. It can take a while for sunlight to reach into the valley. So if, one is out early...

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“At Sunset” – Quick Plein Air Painting

"At Sunset" What the en plein air artist lives for. The weatherman keeps saying how much more daylight we're getting. It's just not that much more! By the time I found this location and started to set up, the sun was already drifting down behind the hills.  This is...

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“Depot Road” – en plein air watercolor painting

Warm light on a cold morning! These white barns sit just off of Old Depot Road, in Arlington, Vermont. They are striking any time of year, but actually stand out less in winter, because they blend into a snow-covered landscape. The temperature hovered around 17 as I...

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“Three Fields” – Winter Returns

"Three Fields"  - painting is  approx. 7 1/12" x 11", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. What a difference a day makes! Yesterday's painting "Crossroads" was done on a moderately sunny day in an early winter that had not seemed very...

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“Boxing Day” – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

"Boxing Day"  - painting is  approx. 7 1/12" x 11", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. Mild sky for a mild winter! Not only has this winter been mild, it's been downright warm! As of December 26th - Boxing Day - warm temperature records have...

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