Landscape Paintings

En Plein Air and Studio Paintings of Vermont and Beyond

“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 thick as I was...

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“Clouds & Sun II” – watercolor skyscape painting

Painting is 5" x 21" 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 Mettowee Valley is a broad, flat...

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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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“Moonfall” – Winter morning at sunrise

Weak winter sun brings not so much light as glow to the highest hills at sunrise.  The moon reflects only enough light to make it barely visible as it slips away on a morning. Within ten minutes of beginning to paint, it was gone. This painting is both a continuation...

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“Low Key” – the last color in the November landscape

Last Color In the Autumn Landscape Cold drains color from the landscape. Our first pre-winter cold snap has come and gone. Four days and nights of below freezing temps have faded what color remained. Whats left is a landscape quickly changing to gray and brown.  Flat...

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Post Show – Light and Color in the November Landscape

It pays to stick around after the show. For me, this is Vermont's Fifth Season. Beauty in the landscape is overlooked and unappreciated this time of year, because it follows the peak foliage "show". The leaves are down, but the landscape is still a collection of color...

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“Preview” – Watercolor Landscape Painting

Seasons are fluid rather than fixed. Sometimes we get to look back, sometimes we look forward. Today is a look forward. A bit of snow fell two nights ago. A cold snap has kept it from melting and added a skim of ice on the surface of ponds. The foreground pond is...

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“Good In Gold” – Plein Air Landscape Painting

The shade of fading Gold. As autumn  glory fades, new beauty is revealed. Suddenly, it becomes easy to consider the amazing range  and subtlety of color that exists on nature's "palette".  The hues are actually, richer and deeper - reds and oranges become deep crimson...

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“Rt.30 Farm” – Watercolor Landscape Painting

"Rt. 30 Farm" - Watercolor Plein Air Landscape Painting A cool spring follows a cold winter, but I'm at it again! It's still the ugly part of Spring - a lot of rain showers & mud, hardly any green. Color In The Early Spring Landscape Still, the opportunity to catch...

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