After traveling to one of our favorite places on earth this summer -- the Luberon region of inland Provence in France -- I have a few new pieces to add from this trip. These are farms around Menerbes, where we had a glorious respite in July. For those of you who are bikers, you can see the Ventoux (largest mountain in France besides the Alps) in the distance from the Bistrot 5 terrace! A great place to eat gazpacho and drink a little wine in the evening light.
Luberon Farm, 20x40
View from the Bistrot 5, 20x40
Morning in Menerbes, 24x48 diptych
Summer 2019 -- Local work
Been working out in the barn on some local scenes.
Harwood Pasture, 20 x 40
This open field was once a working dairy farm in the 1800s. Although the cows are gone now, it still remains one of the loveliest open parcels in the area.
March 2019 -- Working through mud season....
I'm revisiting some of my photos of Ireland -- this is Glencar Lake, County Sligo, where W.B. Yeats grew up. It's broody but beautiful. I'm eager to go back!
Winter 2019 -- I was honored to be selected as a featured artist for the Winter 2019 edition of Ithaca Lit online literary magazine. Take a look and check out their site!
What I am working on .... Jan/Feb 2019
This winter I am working in conjunction with writer and poet Martha Donovan from Mt. Desert Island in Maine. Martha, an instructor of writing at the College of the Atlantic, is documenting her life with daily photos of the island, and I am using some of these as inspiration for paintings. We talk about the paintings, share ideas about the imagery, then she writes poetry in response to the painted images. It's a sort of "call and response" process between dear, old friends.
A few of these new paintings are below:
Lopaus Point, 24x36, Oil on panel
Reaching Across, 8x10, Oil on panel
Bass Harbor, Pretty Marsh, 20x24, Oil on linen
Like a Blue Fame in Cold Water, 20 x 24, Oil on linen
Palindrome, 12 x 18, Oil on panel