How an inspiration turns into an artwork is not always a straight line. Nor does it come straight from a photo. In this case, a quick shot included enough information to work out a sketch full of character rather than fully-rendered details.
This is what I saw when arriving at the Phoenix Hill Farm on a gorgeous fall day here in New Hampshire. The textures, color, building forms, wildlife, compositional possibilities stared me in the face as I roamed the property to find a spot to settle down to begin the process of Continue reading →
The beauty of classic architectural details, color, and building forms are recognized by everyone. To the point of boredom to some. Isn’t it amazing that a visually interesting collection of forms–built for a specific Continue reading →
What a powerful symbol of freedom three colors have become. Even as a bunting and not a flag they still are seen as the American color palette. America will never be a perfect symbol of freedom. But I believe our heart is always in the right place Continue reading →
Last week I was visiting the NH Art Association Levy Gallery on State Street in Portsmouth and walked down to the waterfront to check out the progress on the deconstruction of the Memorial Bridge built in 1923. I was treated to a gorgeous view with late afternoon light perfectly illuminating a variety of metal surfaces. The round flower-like shapes of the fly-wheels–I’m guessing at what these are actual called–were not something I have seen before. Certainly not Continue reading →
You might think this tree trunk is blocking the view of this antique colonial home in the village of Goffstown, NH. But the way I see it, it has created bold abstract forms contrasting against the bright whites of the white clapboards. And this stark color change from white to dark gray called out to me to take a closer look. Continue reading →
If you’ve travelled to Italy you are familiar with the extraordinary works of art everywhere you turn. And in this case, even the iron fences surrounding landmarks are works of art. The curves, the gracefulness of the circular patterns and how they are Continue reading →