Saturday, January 17, 2009
The WHERE of it all
What makes a great painting location?
When I look at the photos and talk with Linn Perkins Syz at the Vermont River Conservancy about their project sites, I feel especially drawn to Terrill Gorge in Morrisville, Buttermilk Falls -- which I've visited and painted a couple of times with my dear gallerists Edward and Kim Bank of Gallery North Star in Grafton-- and Hancock Falls neaar Montpelier. These locations have it all, beauty, stillness, water, and a mission, a sense of urgency, a message.
The snow seems deep and the temperatures not so conducive for outdoor watercolors just now. Will the brush FREEZE ONTO THE PAPER in Vermont this morning??
Shadow Lake, The view from Shadow Lake Road, where I was born and where my Dad lives now. The White Mountains of New Hampshire can be seen in the distance.
Quiet Falls, WC/gouache ptg, 22 X 30" a studio work based on field paintings
Caaterskill Falls, New York tallest waterfall