Painting In Vermont During Leaf and Stick Season

 Fall along Saw Mill Hill Road; Rochester, Vermont

Fall along Saw Mill Hill Road; Rochester, Vermont

It’s a wonderful time to get out into nature and hike. I shot the above image of my dog Moxie on a glorious fall day, and plan to start a painting tomorrow fueled by the beauty of Vermont.

Speaking of hiking, I recommend a new, well researched book on hiking by Jenny Hobby. It's a 5,000 word 'Ultimate Beginners Guide to Hiking' book that would be helpful for anyone looking to get started.

Feel free to check it out here: https://hobbyhelp.com/hiking/

Thanks for your interest!

Be Safe; What Has Florence Wrought?

Unfortunately the fate of these two pieces is unknown. My gallery opening was to be Friday, Sept. 14 in New Bern, North Carolina. This town was severely impacted by Hurricane Florence, as was, I’m pretty sure, the gallery, which was downtown. Here’s hoping for the best for the residents and my fellow artists! And if you see them floating by, please give me a ring…..

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Bank of the Arts Competition Acceptance!

 "Electric Storm Approaching"; acrylic; 12X12"; infused with silver, gold and copper

"Electric Storm Approaching"; acrylic; 12X12"; infused with silver, gold and copper

Pleased to announce this piece has been accepted into the national juried show, "Bank of the Arts." Almost 600 works were entered, only a few over 100 were accepted.

About the painting: That moment when you sense a nasty storm about to reach you, but you have no intention of moving. The electricity is in the air, there's no where to go, yet still you can't move. This is an acrylic painting, 12X12", original with pouring and hand painting.

Manifesto Series: "Fireflies Climb The Oaks"

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At night, when things are winding down, I step outside on our deck and just listen; just watch. The fireflies are plentiful this year, and as midsummer approaches their frenzy increases until their bioluminescence overpowers the night sky. As the night deepens, they begin to climb to the tops of the oak trees that loom over our home.

This work is 18X24" on archival gessoboard. It uses numerous techniques, including hand painting, pouring and a bit of splatter. The paint is infused with gold, copper and silver. The painting is unframed.

If you'd like more information about how fireflies do what they do, take a look here: https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-and-why-do-fireflies/

Fireflies: Study of fireflies in June

The fireflies migrate to the tops of the oaks after about 9:00 pm. I wish I knew what they were planning. It's been humid, hot and the days filled with downpours, one after the other. Maybe they're trying to escape the earth? 4X6" on archival canvas board.

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