|Spring Pasture-Cook Farm:|
Oil on Canvas: 9x12: Quickly, in Plein Air:
I love cows in fields; but by the time it came to paint the cows in this field
they had wandered off to greener pastures.
Monday, May 6, 2013
Friday, May 3, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Love plein air; Quotations from "Hawthorne on Painting" by Charles W. Hawthorne
"Do studies, not pictures. Know when you are licked — start another. Be alive, stop when your interest is lost. Put off finish — make a lot of starts. Realize the value of putting down your first impression quickly. Swing a bigger brush — you don't know what you're missing. Paint what you see, not what you know. To see things simply is the hardest thing in the world."
Friday, February 15, 2013
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Monday, December 17, 2012
Thursday, November 29, 2012
|Birches and Stone Walls along the Road: Oil on Linen 9x12|
Our road is bordered by stone walls and old farm fields which are slowly returning to forest.
First to grow in are the Birch Trees, followed in short order by Hemlock.
Actually, what motivated me about this spot, but which I wasn't able to capture...was the way the shimmering sun light bounced through the autumn leaves, as light through a stained glass window, shimmering and reflecting colors onto the rocks and woodland floor.