Up the Road a Piece–Dunbarton, NH

Route 13 in Dunbarton, NH.

Route 13 in Dunbarton, NH.

Winter provides all kinds of opportunities to see our local views differently. A covering of snow cleans up the scruffy autumn leftovers and brings a blanket of clean to my world. The contrast now of the white snow against the dark trees and foliage highlights the forms of the landscape Continue reading

Checking out Wickford Outdoor Art Festival


Scouting the Wickford, RI 50th Annual Art Festival last weekend. A good show with many good artists showing including NH artist Dick Fisher and former NH, now Florida artist Jenny Gardner. A very hot muggy day, very tough for the artists–this is such a difficult business. Continue reading

Frozen Blue

I’ve beenĀ  waiting for the stuff to fall from the sky that simplifies the landscape, provides a smooth landing for chilly shadows, and acts as a perfect foil for crystal clear blue skies. For a long time, a snow-covered landscape has been so much more appealing to me than a drenched-in-greens landscape. I love the way a winter snowfall covers over the extraneous details and forces us to see the simplicity of forms.

The challenge for artists of all kinds is how to deal with the color of whites Continue reading