Talking to Trees, Oil on Canvas, 24"x24" Click here if you would like this painting to live on your wall. The last few lazy days of summer, and right now, it’s the light and the lines of the trees that compel. There are some red hair in there, but mostly the mountains are a jumble… Continue reading Talking to Trees
Please contact me if you would like this painting to live on your wall. Too much rain has brought out the fall colors far too soon. They are just starting to peek through, and it would only have been noticed on a day like today when the sun makes an all too rare appearance for… Continue reading Too Soon
Please contact me if you would like this painting to live on your wall. This past weekend Manchester/Sunderland, hosted the annual hill climb — a bottom to top tour of the Equinox mountain in Manchester, Vermont. The hitch is that all of the cars doing the climbing are classics, and none of them are equipped… Continue reading Hill Climb
At the Point, 14" x 14", Oil on Canvas Click Here if you would like this painting to live on your wall. I tried to paint a different spot in that creek the night before, with no success. I knew instantly why it hadn’t worked. I was trying to paint everything all at once, and… Continue reading What Compels You?
An interrupted meditation by the Battenkill I’m having a lot of conversations with spring in my work these days. Some days spring is popping; others it’s buried under a fresh dumping of snow. Likewise, some days I paint the conversation with reckless abandon and no image in mind, but as my head turns, outdoors again,… Continue reading Back to the Land
Breathe, Oil on Canvas, 12" x 12", Click Here if you would like this painting to live on your wall. I’m doing a very different set of paintings right now. Winter seems to be losing its grip, the light is glorious as the angle of the sun shifts, but I am still stuck in my… Continue reading Conscious Detachment
Ice Jammed, 10"x20", Oil on Canvas Click Here if you would like this painting to live on your wall. Sometimes to help someone, you need to disconnect just enough from your empathy to keep the other person from the fog instead of marching into it holding their hand. I’ve had a few such cases at… Continue reading Winter Heat
Rhapsody, 14" x 14", Oil on Canvas, Click Here if you would like this painting to live on your wall. I used to think about December as the beginning of hibernation. Creative output always seems to slow down as the days get shorter, and work seems far more intrusive than it does in the crackling… Continue reading Incubation
I’ve recently started a painting mentorship with the aim of finding and clarifying my voice and improving my technique. The first few weeks have focused on killing my inner critic (for the moment) and painting with “reckless abandon.” They also came with a recommendation to temporary stop selling work (aside from a fair in September)… Continue reading Re-creation
12 x 12, oil on canvas I see this particular view every time we come back from and the Equinox that I have to go back to again and again because I can’t get them out of my head and they never the same two days in a row. This is another one of those… Continue reading Where the Taconics Meet the Greens
This stand of white birches and poplars has become an annual painting pilgrimage for me. Late in the summer, the colors of the blowing leaves and grasses are comfort food for my soul.
Steamy, 8" x 10", Oil on Canvas, SOLD We’re at the point in the summer where we open the windows of our earth-sheltered house for an hour in the morning to freshen things up and then close everything up for the day. I go to draw even in the heat which makes the mountains look… Continue reading Hazy Days