Landscape Paintings

“Ode To August” – Watercolor Painting

“Ode To August” – Watercolor Painting

“Ode To August” – 14" x 18" Sometimes, it's only about the light.   An August morning in contrasts of light and shade.  It is my great privilege to sell most of my paintings direct to my buyers - many of whom purchase online. Purchasing direct, online helps me because...

“Blair Road” – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

“Blair Road” – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

“Blair Road” – 11" x 15" A late summer morning had long shadows and sharp contrasts along the real Blair Road.  The gradual change in light over the three months of summer passes mostly un-noticed. Until we do notice. Then it seems as if it was sudden, out of the...

“July” – Watercolor Painting Of Summer In Vermont

“July” – Watercolor Painting Of Summer In Vermont

“July” – 7" x 11" The essence of hot summer in Vermont.   Soft clouds, bright light and summer haze - it must be July!   It is my great privilege to sell most of my paintings direct to my buyers - many of whom purchase online. Purchasing direct, online helps me...

“In The Country” – En Plein Air Watercolor

“In The Country” – En Plein Air Watercolor

“In The Country” – 11" x 15" A bright summer morning in the Vermont countryside.  I've always had a thing for roads that disappear off into the distance. This is one I'm familiar with, having painting the scene and subject a number of times.    It is my great...

“North Pownal” – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

“North Pownal” – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

“North Pownal” – 11" x 15" Hot and dry in July! This painting was done on a mid-summer morning that was dry, but also humid. The main idea was to focus on the quality of light, summer haze and lush fields.   It is a challenge to create a painting of summer without...

“Rt 30 Solstice” – Watercolor Landscape Painting

“Rt 30 Solstice” – Watercolor Landscape Painting

“Rt 30 Solstice” – 7" x 11" Rt. 30 runs west and north through the broad Mettowee Valley in extreme western Vermont.  The area is flatter than most of Vermont. The valley itself is hemmed in by low mountains and high hills.   The broad, rolling plain that is the...

“Rhythmn and Contrast” – En Plein Air Watercolor

“Rhythmn and Contrast” – En Plein Air Watercolor

“Rhythmn & Contrast” – 11" x 15" One of the things I like best about painting en plein air is the chance to interpret a scene - adding, enhancing and even exaggerating when necessary. This scene was captivating because of the surprisingly rich color.   I hoped to...

“Farm On Tinkham” – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

“Farm On Tinkham” – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting

“Farm On Tinkham” – 7" x 11" As much as I try not to paint the same things repeatedly, some scenes are just a ceaseless draw. This is one of those for me.  Tinkham Road winds down a gentle slope towar flat farm land and farmstead.  In morning light, the hillside on...

“Old and Weary” – Watercolor Landscape Painting

“Old and Weary” – Watercolor Landscape Painting

“Old & Weary” – 7" x 11" The essence of late autumn captured in a rural scene.   It's kind of a typical and common subject for all kinds of paintings. For this one, I used a low-intensity neutrals to convey a gray day in the late part of autumn.  One of the things...

“A South View” – watercolor landscape painting

“A South View” – watercolor landscape painting

“A South View” – 7" x 11" An en plein air painting of a late summer morning. It has light, shade, clouds and mist, like it is when summer slowly changes to fall.It is my great privilege to sell most of my paintings direct to my buyers - many of whom purchase online....

“Summer Riches” – Watercolor Landscape Painting

“Summer Riches” – Watercolor Landscape Painting

“Summer Riches” – 11" x 15" A favorite and familiar painting location that never ceases to  present something new and inspirng. We were deep into summer on this morning and the scene was rich with the greens of summer. It is my great privilege to sell most of my...

In Between – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting Of Boats

In Between – En Plein Air Watercolor Painting Of Boats

“In Between” – 11" x 15" This en plein air painting shows two boats up for repair in the boatyard at Gloucester Marine Railways in Gloucester, Massachusetts.  It was painted on a late summer morning. Gentle light was falling on the yard and these two boats revealing...

Main Street Sunday – En Plein Air Watercolor Landscape Painting

Main Street Sunday – En Plein Air Watercolor Landscape Painting

“Main Street Sunday” – 11" x 15" The title says it all.  This peaceful scene was painted "en plein air" on a July morning in the village of North Bennington, Vermont.  It was impossible to ignore with it's great sense of light and shade, vibrant color, and quiet mood....

Sheep Hill Afternoon – en plein air watercolor painting

Sheep Hill Afternoon – en plein air watercolor painting

“Sheep Hill Afternoon” – 8" x 8" You might say this one appeared "out of the blue" - the blue sky. While setting up for some en plein air painting at Sheep Hill Farm in Williamstown, Massachusetts on a hot June afernoon, the clouds boiled and rolled as a summer storm...

Light Wind, Rain – en plein air watercolor landscape painting

Light Wind, Rain – en plein air watercolor landscape painting

“Light Wind, Rain” – 11" x 15" Shelter from the rain! The last day of painting for Adirondacks Plein Air Festival came with heavy rain. Fortunately, a local Rod & Gun Club offered artists access to their club and its porch. This scene looks generally northeast and...

South Creek – en plein air watercolor landscape painting

South Creek – en plein air watercolor landscape painting

“South Creek” – 7" x 11" Hazy light on a hazy morning in the Adirondacks. South Creek is a shallow, slow moving stream that provides access to some larger lakes in the area.  This summer morning provided a glimpse of seasons to come, with a weak light and a hazy...

Raquette River, Late Summer – en plein air watercolor painting

Raquette River, Late Summer – en plein air watercolor painting

  “Raquette River, Late Summer” – 11" x 15" This view of the Raquette River is just outside the town of Tupper Lake, New York along Rt 30.   It is a scene that I have passed and admired many times in the last thirty years. Finally, I've gotten around to painting...

Heron Pond – en plein air watercolor landscape painting

Heron Pond – en plein air watercolor landscape painting

“Heron Pond” – 11" x 15" Heron Pond is one of the many lakes and ponds in the Paul Smith's College Visitors Interpretation Center (VIC).  This scene was painted during the 2018 Adirondacks Plein Air Festival. The light on this wet, showery morning seemed to intensify...

Spring Greens and Reds – en plein air watercolor painting

Spring Greens and Reds – en plein air watercolor painting

  “Spring Greens and Reds” – 4" x 6", watercolor on paper Spring is a colorful season. We associate it with the bright blossoms of flowers . But trees provide their own bright colors as well. This small work was completed on a spring afternoon while sitting on my...

Winter Warmth – en plein air watercolor winter landscape painting

Winter Warmth – en plein air watercolor winter landscape painting

En Plein Air Drama in the Late Winter Landscape “Winter Warmth” – 7" x 11" It was a cold morning but it wasn't apparent in the clear sky and bright sun on this February morning. Even in the colder northern climates, by the middle of February, the sun is bright and...