There’s been a lot of time spent burning fuel on Route 2 but this autumn should be more focused with Vermont at its best.
Painting from observation becomes tricky when the scene is ephemeral. With the fresh morning snow? or just the greenery of 11am? Backlit still life? Sure! Easy Peasy. We set ourselves up for challenges and then complain. This was my February.
I shifted things around and got myself a functioning studio, just a little chilly in February – time to look into diy insulation.
Finished Wednesday morning, the West River from the dining room. Lush wet on wet oil paints using both brushes and palette knives. Oil on canvas, 11×14 inches.
Make tea, make art. Oil paint on canvas. 8×8 inches.
Excellent grey day – none of those fast moving shadows streaking across the vista. These 2 paintings are 8 and 6 inches square and a return to my quick study “postcards from . . .” style. I also tried out a new easel, not bad but not perfect.
After this very hot summer, Vermont’s woods are a cooling relief and the harvest bounty is ready to be taken home!
It’s been all about the painting, evocative, and atmospheric. This is a motley assortment of some of the paintings thus far, ranging from 6×6 to maybe 24×30 inches. Vera poses challenges that have me shaking up my work habits.