Herewithin

kmili_Herewithin_8x16

8x16
oil on linen board

$950

available through Edgewater Gallery

The view from a camp at Thompson’s Point in Charlotte, Vermont looks across Farmers Bay to Long Point. This is part of a continuing series of paintings of this view — my opportunity to think about the space between regretting the past and worrying about the future.

Paying close attention to what is here, now, is especially challenging with a body of water as the wind moves across the surface and the light plays with my mind. The complexities of Long Point’s gentle hills, with Buck Mountain and Snake Mountain in the distance, contrasted with the simple grass foreground of the water’s edge. For me, the heart of the painting has been in the middle ground, that elusive space of the in-between.

In a side note, when choosing titles for paintings, I have been pondering those odd compound words with old roots — words like nevertheless, albeit, whereas, hereinafter, thereabout. The English language is a neverending resource as I try to encapsulate a visual experience through a few simple words.