Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Patagonia Series

A preview of a 15 piece watercolor series I recently completed on
the subject of Patagonia, So. America.
These works will be showing during Middlebury Arts Walk at 
American Flatbread for a month starting June 15th.  Then they 
will be moving to Vermont Technical College in Randolph and 
will be hanging in the library for 2-3 months.

Bariloche, Argentina
12.5"w x 8"h

Chilean Moon
16.5"w x 10.25"h

Cloud Fleet on Rt. 40
15.5"w x 9"h

Monday, May 27, 2013

Studio Center Residency Artwork: The Patagonia Series

An artist friend, who introduced me to Vermont Studio Center,
provided me with this advice when I told her I had been accepted to
Vermont Artist Week, a week long residency for working Vermont
artists and writers, "Have a plan."  Even though the studio center
places no pressure on the artists to create...during a welcome speech
 the first night the president said, "if you want to spend the week
fishing, fish!"...I put the needed pressure on myself to focus and paint
during every available moment.  My painting was broken up with scheduled
meals, yoga and an impromptu hair cut.  With my carefully planned
out subject matter, the needed tools and a lofty goal I was able to 
create 13 watercolor paintings (some containing ink) inspired by several,
mostly badly taken, photographs from my recent adventure in the 
Patagonia region of Argentina and Chile.  My goal was 15, which seemed 
unrealistic when I arrived that Monday.  In the end I was proud to tack up 
13 new pieces of artwork for the open studio day...
13 pieces that for the most part I am genuinely pleased with.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Find my Rain Barrel!

Rain barrel's have been installed in downtown Burlington.
You can find my sea monkey covered creation on the corner of 
Battery Street and College Street.

You can bid, enter to win one and vote for your favorite's at the link's below.

For those of you who can't make it up to Burlington to see it in person, I 
photographed it from all angles before I dropped it off.


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Vermont Artist's Week

I have had the honor of spending this beautiful week in Johnson, VT
taking part in Vermont Studio Center's Vermont Artist's Week.
Since Monday I have had what seems like unlimited time to paint, 
practice yoga, write or simply relax.  I have done my best to create 
despite the sunny and 70 days that make me long to lay in sun.  In the
evenings we have the opportunity to listen to readings and view slides
from fellow residents and also to hear the words of a visiting poet and sculptor.
Tomorrow is the final day with open studios and a volunteer show opening.
What seemed like a long week in the beginning has flow by and I can 
hardly believe it is almost over.