Round Pond in Autumn, Berkshires, Mini Study 1

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Oil on 4″x4″ canvas panel board.  (starting bid $15.00)

We were very lucky to stay in a beautiful cabin overlooking this lovely, peaceful pond over Columbus Day weekend.  The colors were gorgeous, and even when the sky clouded over, the changes in lighting made the colorful landscape that much more interesting!  I had a great time painting on-site, and I’m continuing to explore this abstract-leaning autumnal theme now that I’m back home in my studio.

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Clouds over a Fall Landscape, Mini Study

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Oil on 4″x4″ canvas panel board.  (starting bid $15.00)

On our drive out to the Berkshires in Western Massachusetts last week, the cloud formations were incredible.  The scene in this mini painting is inspired by those clouds and the fall landscape that we are so lucky to experience this time of year.  I’m thinking about using this as a study for a larger painting sometime down the road.

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Sadness and Hope of a Weeping Willow

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Oil on 6″x6″ canvas panel board.  $40.00

There is so much emotion wrapped up in weeping willow trees.  I’ve written about childhood memories of our old backyard willow tree.  Those are nice memories that take me to a happy place.  But there’s also an obvious inherent sadness to the weeping willow.  With all of the tragedies happening in our country these last few weeks, I’ve been finding comfort in painting these trees.  There is sadness, as the willow branches appear to “weep,” but there’s also hope in the bits of light that filter through the leaves and branches.

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Storm Coming Up At Dusk

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Oil on 6″x8″ gessoboard.  (starting bid $35.00)

When I can get a moment to watch the clouds at dusk, I usually see something that stays with me.  In this case, there had been thunderstorms moving through the area all afternoon, and we were about to get another one.  The building cloud formations coupled with the pink sky at dusk were an incredible sight, and cast interesting tones of light and darkness over the trees.

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