Vermont was at its best –
painting, inspiration, friends and wonderful, dramatic skies but not too much rain.
Art New England is a 3 week program of art workshops from Mass College of Art held at Bennington College, a picture perfect summer retreat. (as of today, 7/26 – its not to late to sign up for a few workshops offered the last week.) Workshops are held at VAPA, Bennington College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, I enjoyed the company of wonderful painters – old friends! new friends! – too corny? the very generous instruction from Stanley Bielen, and mostly had a great week. Accommodations are in the dorm – a bit spartan maybe but I like how non-distracting it is. The dining hall’s food is generous and tries hard to accommodate the many eating habits of today. And really, for a week I don’t cook or wash dishes, what’s not to love!
Here are some of my paintings, works on both canvas and gessoed or “matte-mediumed” paper: