Monday, October 08, 2007

Killington Mountain

Oil pastel on red gesso primed paper, 8x12"

Autumn in New England

Oil pastel, watercolor and mixtures of the two are my media, landscape my subject, yet somehow that pile of fruit, which I actually drew many years ago and just recently decided to paint, found its way to my table recently. I'm experimenting with value in all media, something I know my work has needed more of.

September '07 Work

Landscape seems to be my theme these days, I don't know why except possibly dividing my time between two such disparate climates as FL and VT has alerted my awareness to my environment. I adore both places for many reasons, not the extremes of course. Autumn in Vermont is one of the wonders of the world. This is the 26th one I've spent here and yet the subtleties of color, the light glistening through the translucent leaves, grab my attention, slap me awake, and say, LOOK! So, I look...through my paintbrush and although I never feel I've caught it, just trying to is fun.