Landscape Paintings

En Plein Air and Studio Paintings of Vermont and Beyond

“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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“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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