Landscape Paintings

En Plein Air and Studio Paintings of Vermont and Beyond

“Solstice Day” – watercolor en plein air painting

"Solstice Day"  - saturated color in the early winter landscape It would have been a monster snow storm! Instead, with temperatures in the low '50's it was rain instead of snow. By this time in December, this part of Vermont can be buried in snow. This year has been...

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“Marsh Fog”

"Marsh Fog"   Got and early start on September 23 - the day of the Autumnal Equinox. Warm days and cool nights often bring fog to the low lying areas like this one at the southern end of Miller's Pond. On this day, the fog was particularly...

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“Clouds & Sun II” – watercolor skyscape painting

Painting is 5" x 21", framed in silver wood to 9" x 25" This is a studio painting done as part of a series of work themed "Sacred Vantages".  The painting is done based on sketches and observations done in and around the Mettowee Valley in southwestern Vermont.  The...

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“Jamaica West River” – melting snow, river and trees

Painting is 7" x 11", framed in silver wood to 12" x 15" . Early April sees snow still standing deep in the sheltered valleys of Vermont.  Jamaica, Vermont is one of many small towns around the state that is nestled in narrow valleys. The combination of dense forests...

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“Meyers Road” – Vermont Landscape In Quiet Solitude

The "Perfect" Plein Air Landscape Scene And some scenes are just waiting to be painted. Some are especially great for watercolor. It pays to be in the right spot at the right time. In the many times I've driven along this road searching for something to paint, this is...

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“8AM” – Watercolor Plein Air Landscape Painting

Creating Visual Credibility in a Soft & Subtle Watercolor Landscape Painting The landscape is covered in several layers of snow "blankets" now. This deep cover of snow has the effect of softening the look of the landscape by softening rough features and edges and...

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From Burrington Road – Afternoon Light in Summer

"From Burrington Road"  - painting is 7 1/12" x 11", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. "From Burrington Road" - an early morning painting in Pownal, Vermont. Looking to the northwest from Burrington Road is this view of Pekham's Farm. Clear...

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“Winter Pond” – Plein Air Landscape Painting

"Winter Pond"  - painting is  approx. 7 1/12" x 11", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. It's a wonder that there is still any moving water around. Arctic air set in early this year and the mercury has been below freezing and hovering closer to...

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Spring Landscape – Many Greens Early In The Season

"Spring Landscape"  - painting is 11" x 7", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. Another shot at getting a spring scene to look right! We think of spring as bright and green and pink and white.  But it's not always. On this spring evening, there...

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“Snow Covered” – Plein Air Landscape Painting

It takes the winter sun some time to reach the hollows. Between sunrise and the time sunlight reaches the low spots,  the snow covered landscape reflects the colors around it - mostly blue from the sky, but also warm colors from trees, brush and even a little of the...

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“On The Point” – the landscape in late winter

  Painting is 14 1/2" x 21 1/2", framed in deep brown wood to 24" x 31". There are certain times of the year when the contrast of seasons is less than subtle. Late winter / early spring is one of those times. Weary winter snow hangs onto the landscape with the...

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“Nine Fifteen” – Plein Air Landscape Painting

Painting titles usually come easily to me.  Most of the time, the title pops into my head, while putting the initial drawing on the paper. In this case, a good title really never occurred to me. So "Nine Fifteen" becomes the title, only because it was 9:15 when I...

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