Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Pond in Spring

This pastel painting is of a pond in Pownal called “Runaround Pond”. It is a very peaceful place… great for picnics, painting, and pickerel-weed!

Quote for this post….by Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

“In July, the blue pontederia or pickerel-weed blooms in large beds in the shallow parts of our pleasant river, and swarms with yellow butterflies in continual motion. Art can not rival this pomp of purple and gold. Indeed the river is a perpetual gala, and boasts each month a new adornment.”

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Glimpse of Gold

I saw this pond on the Greenville Road north of Kokadjo, Maine. We were traveling back to Greenville after a September day in Baxter State Park. The pond was so remote and peaceful. This pastel painting is on exhibit at the Arts Center in Old Forge, New York. It is in the Sixth Annual Northeast National Pastel Exhibition from June 12 - July 10.

Quote for this post….by Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

“A field of water betrays the spirit that is in the air. It is continually receiving new life and motion from above. It is intermediate in its nature between land and sky.”

Monday, June 7, 2010

Cloud Reflections

This view of a river in Freeport is one of my favorite places to paint. This is a pastel painting on paper.

Quote for this post….by Ralph Waldo Emerson 1803 – 1882

“Who looks upon a river in a meditative hour, and is not reminded of the flux of all things? Throw a stone into the stream, and the circles that propagate themselves are the beautiful type of all influence.”