Landscape Paintings

En Plein Air and Studio Paintings of Vermont and Beyond

“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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“Walloomsac, Early Spring”

March 22, 2014 - "Walloomsac, Early Spring", 7" x 10" matted and mounted to a standard size of 11" x 14" How many gray skies,  blue mountains and snow covered or brown fields can one paint? A bit of a twist on this one. In searching for a subject that would have a...

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“Changing Sky, Pownal Valley”

Painting is 7 1/2" x 11", matted and mounted to 11" x 14" for easy, low-cost framing. Shipping is $6.95 to any US address. A wintry looking scene for the day that Spring arrives! In reality, the arrival of the spring equinox never really means...

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“Fields & Sky”

March 19, 2014 - "Fields & Sky - Coulter Road"   Clear skies were giving way to more and more clouds as I set up for this early morning painting. There was a lot of movement in the sky. Although it is impossible to have elements move physically in a painting of an...

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“Morning Sky From Hogback Mountain”

March 16, 2014 - "Morning Sky From Hogback Mountain", 7" x 10" And some come together very quickly! Hogback Mountain is a well known geographic feature of Southern Vermont and a particular hazard for drivers on Rt. 9 in the winter.  There is an overlook along the road...

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“Corner House” – watercolor landscape painting

February 4, 2014 - "Corner House ", 7" x 10" The calm before the storm. A major snowstorm is forecast for tomorrow, but today it seems almost like spring. I see this scene often since it is a house that is more or less behind mine, on the next street over. This side...

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