Letting In and Letting Go

This dilapidated barn was letting in the elements and falling apart. The sunlight streaming in was strong. Occasionally, a sudden gust of wind would pick up a piece of the metal roof and slam it down hard with a loud clang. It reminded me as I painted, how impermanent it was, ready to let go.

“Letting In and Letting Go”,
14″x18″, oil on linen, Best Use of Light Award, Mountain Maryland Plein Air 2017.

Milk House and Walnut Tree

The end of September was warm and dry in the Dordogne, France. We set up our easels where we could in the dusty, strong light. The abandoned farm buildings and sparse shade caught my imagination. “Milk House and Walnut Tree”, oil on linen, American Impressionist Society Inaugural AIS Impressions Small…

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There was a lot of wind and movement in the day, spring in the air.  I found a view of the barns, the sun glinting off of their roofs. Wet earth and slow shadows sat in the yard. “Barns”, oil on linen, 14″ x 18″, Best of Show, BSSS Queen City…

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Looking Forward

I’m looking forward to spring after days in the studio and painting outside in the cold. I painted this in the studio from the inspiration of a small outdoor sketch I did last summer. They are walking in the water in the warmth of the sun. “Two Surfers”, oil on linen,…

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