Saturday, May 30, 2020
To paint this view, I stood on a strip of sand that is usually underwater. When I arrived, I was the first one there. When I left the lot was full of cars. Interesting that people are parking with social distancing in mind, leaving large gaps between cars. 9x12 inches, oil on linen.
Friday, May 29, 2020
This morning I went back to the Green River expecting a downpour so I worked fast. Then the sun came out but I was finished. Alas, I forgot to take an in situ photo. Next time. 12x9 inches, oil on linen.
Yesterday's painting: to position myself for this painting, I stood on some rocks at the edge of the stream. The water is lower than I remember for this time of year. 9x12 inches, oil on linen.
Thursday, May 28, 2020
Another visit to the Green River at Mount Hope Park in Williamstown, MA. It's soothing to paint with the white noise of the flowing water all around. 9x12 inches, oil on linen.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
To avoid the heat and the cows, I changed venue this morning, to Mount Hope Park, where there's a river and shady trees. One just has to plan ahead and paint faster since the shade moves. I think I'm going to paint here for a while. I like the name of the place too. 9x12 inches, oil on linen.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Monday, May 25, 2020
Sunday, May 24, 2020
Saturday, May 23, 2020
Yesterday I went back to the pasture yet again. It was bright, sunny, hot and green. I was set up on the culvert bridge. At least I could hear the stream babbling. The longer I contemplated these bushes, the more they seemed to become invisible. The day before when I started the painting, I lost a paintbrush in the weeds. In my search, I was looking at it but I couldn't see it. Yesterday, I found the brush. 9x12 inches, oil on linen panel.
Friday, May 22, 2020
Thursday, May 21, 2020
A second painting from yesterday at the pasture with the stream. One can see the culvert and Mount Greylock. Sounds like a lawyer's firm: Culvert and Greylock. Not as funny as Dewey, Cheatham, and Howe. 9x12 inches, oil on linen.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
The stream in the pasture with Mount Greylock: I'm building my sense of place. I did this painting over two days. Yesterday I was on one side of the fence. Today the cows were moved, so I set up on the other side in their old pen to avoid them even though I was a few feet farther away from the motif. I was glad I did because they all came over to see what I was doing. 12x9 inches, oil on linen.