Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, Vermont: a talk, a demonstration — and a new painting

Last Friday, February 23 at Edgewater Gallery in Stowe, I managed to face my fears and speak publicly about the influence poetry has had on many of my paintings, and to demonstrate how I use layers of oil paints to produce a resonance of color. I also brought my newest painting, Shall We Dance? which I started back in the spring of 2017 with some small studies of a hillside in Chittenden, Vermont. I see the trees getting ready to strut their finery on the dance floor. And I’ve always loved and wanted to paint the butch haircut of treetops after the leaves have dropped and left the poor mountain pate exposed by those bare branches.

I so appreciate everyone who ventured out on an icy night to come hear me speak. It was exhilarating to be in this beautiful new gallery in Stowe, Vermont!