Hope you all enjoyed the brilliant moon and gorgeous weather. I’ve been exploring the Catskills, sketching meadows during my favorite time of year, when grasses blossom amid crusty textures from summer blooms–Saturated with rusty rose and chocolates, sandy yellows, lime, fire reds, peaches and golds. I love painting open meadows and gardening here in Vermont. There’s nothing like it!
Above and left:Hiking at Merck Forest, Vermont, a sustainable farm, where Oscar and I love to take evening walks after painting.
Below: Painting in Jewett, NY, backyard at the Uffman’s home, protected meadows overlooking Hunter Mountain.
My friend, Jimmy was building a roof with Karl in Jewett, NY, near Windham mountain where I sketched flowering meadows and the fall landscape. My brother’s white Havanese, Oscar, is vacationing with me. He’s an enthusiastic companion for meadow walks.
Here are some of my sketches and photos from our excursions.
Above and bottom right: My sketches inspired by the beauty of Jewett, NY.
Above: Oscar, my enthusiastic companion on meadow walks in Jewett, NY.
Hudson River Gathering Place
During early Covid, I hung out with my designated “social pod” on the Hudson River, and painted our gathering site on a saw blade. (Shown below: my sketch on paper bag and the painting in progress.)
Oscar Helps Put the Garden to Bed for Winter
Up here in Vermont, more walks with Oscar at Merck Forest, and I can’t resist his help cleaning up the garden. Just this week,
I planted garlic and put my plot at the Manchester Community Garden to bed for the winter.
Both works will be on exhibit at Blue Hill Art & Cultural Center. For show dates and times please go to the Blue Hill website. A virtual experience of the exhibit, titled "Structures and Time", will be posted there as well.
The 17th Annual Members Show at Athens Cultural Center is on display through the end of October. I had a chance to volunteer taking meeting minutes for the ACC Exhibit Committee and learned about exciting upcoming shows in 2021! It was great to connect with folks there and hear brainstorming ideas about new events.