Archive for November, 2009

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Art shows galore, but don’t confuse busyness with getting much done

November 19, 2009

I have submitted work to SPA members show, Helen Day Art Center members show, and work is up through the end of November at the (Burlington) City Market on their members wall. I also have a few very large works in the Williams room at Davis Center on the UVM campus.

Evergreens, Field and Orange Sky — acrylic on canvas, 20 x 16 $425,¬† (click on image for better version)

Through all of this, I find my peace and relaxation by either turning on a Law and Order type of show*, or getting into the woods, which I did briefly today on the Stowe Pinnacle. Not enough though. It was getting dark and I knew that if I didn’t turn back¬† I’d be in trouble trying to stumble out with only a crescent moon to light the way.

*actually I’ve never had such a long list of favorite shows: The Mentalist, House, The Good Wife, 30 Rock, Medium, Conan, SNL, and many Law and Orders and CSIs, and don’t forget John Stewart and Steven Colbert, although there is a conflict with Conan.

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Color From Within

November 14, 2009

November is the month when we start to find our colors, and our cheer, from inside. Today is a typical November day with the rain, and the gray sky amorphous and nearly indistinguishable from the lake. The only feature indicating division is a very faint New York shore.

Here is a picture from a couple of days ago, when we still had the sun.

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The Year of the Lake

November 6, 2009

Show is up at City Market in downtown Burlington. Through November.

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One of several paintings done from my community garden site at Rockpoint this fall. The massive spruce and pine trees on the road toward the Bishops House have always been a strong presence. I decided to take a second garden out there, and when I found that my assigned plot would be just footsteps south of them, I was thrilled, to say the least! Overall, gardening out there went well in spite of the two straight months of rain and tomato/potato blight. At the end of the season I finally began to paint out there, producing 5 works that can be played with all winter in my studio.