Before my week at Art New England, held in Bennington, Vermont, I stopped outside of Brattleboro. I visited the Rock River Open Studios, where I saw the plein air paintings of Georgie Runkle and the animal portraits of Caryn King, spent some restful time gazing at the West River, and painted a quick sketch of same. Ah, Vermont. Lovely as ever. Nice cheese and lots of art; if only it weren’t so cold in the winter.