Friday, April 20, 2012


Apple Tree Study: Oil 9x12
Outlook Farm, Westhampton MA has acres of apple trees..
While the Winter Orchard is dramatic, it is spring weather which is more agreeable to a plein air painter. As one passes the Orchard in a car, the prevailing impression this time of year is of dark kinky branches and bright spring green  against the purple cat's paw shape of Pomeroy Mountain to the south.

This composition works much better than the one I attempted last spring. Orchard, 2011)

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Done with Winter

Snowy Pasture on Norwich Hill: 9x12 oil sketch

Snow Flurry on Norwich Hill: 9x12 oil sketch
Two quick oil sketches of
scenes viewed from my car window.
The sun was trying to break out through
the was like being inside a
snow globe.