Sketch of the Day – November 10, 2013

Sketch of the Day – November 10, 2013

A little delay in posting this quick sketch.  My wife and I visited my daughter in Burlington, Vermont over the weekend. Being an early riser, I was able to get up and out for a bit of a sketching session on Sunday morning, while everyone else slept. This view is from Battery Street – actually … Continue reading

Sketch of the Day – November 4, 2013

Sketch of the Day – November 4, 2013

I’ve been taking the time to do more plein air painting lately, rather than sketching.  Often I’ll have two paintings going at once, so the sketchbooks get ignored.  Today, I was a little pressed for time so I started one plein air painting looking in one direction and did this little sketch looking in the … Continue reading

“Farm”

“Farm”

This small studio painting of a typically rural subject – farm, fields, silo. Titled simply “Farm”, it is a depiction of a farm in late summer. The light is low and maybe not as bright as it is in June. The fields are showing a good bit of brown and yellow as well as green … Continue reading

“The Passing Storm”

“The Passing Storm”

This full-sheet (22″ x 30″) watercolor landscape painting is a new work that is a continuation of a theme that I began in 2011 for an exhibit at the NAACO Gallery in North Adams, Mass.  The exhibit included 13 new, at the time, paintings. All were done in a panoramic format which was in keeping … Continue reading

“Tinkham Road Farm”

“Tinkham Road Farm”

 Scene of a farm on Tinkham Road, in Shaftsbury, Vermont, done “en plein air” on a bright and crisp October morning. This is just the kind of scene that appeals to my visual sense of light and allows me to apply expressive contrasts of value, color and temperature.  When painting the typical red barn in … Continue reading

Sketch of the Day – October 12, 2013

Sketch of the Day – October 12, 2013

One could hardly ask for better weather on a Columbus Day weekend. It has been bright and sunny with mild temps all day.  Got an early start today looking for low slanting sunlight.  Found this scene on River Road in West Arlington, Vermont.  It is a working farm with a sign saying “Nolan” on it … Continue reading