the art of practice

As a member of the North Chittenden Women’s Art Collective,
I am delighted that we are showing the work of all ten
talented artists at the new downtown location of the
Chaffee Art Center.

March 29-April 27
Chaffee Art Center’s downtown location,
75 Merchants Row, Rutland, Vermont
802 775 0356
Gallery hours:
Tuesday through Thursday, 11 to 6 pm
Friday -Saturday, 11 to 7 pm

Please join me at the opening reception
Friday, March 29
5-8 pm

For me, the art of practice involves quick sketches before
I begin to paint a large oil painting. These studies often
begin as thumbnail charcoal value studies, colored
pencil sketches or quick small oil paintings, and
sometimes as fully realized preliminary paintings.
In addition, I continue to study subjects that
fill space in a beautiful way (paraphrasing Arthur Dow),
returning with ‘new mind’ to the same mountain view
or arrestingly spare arrangement of doors and windows
in a Vermont barn.

5×7 oil on board study for Homeward Bound

The North Chittenden Women’s Art Collective is comprised of:

Bonnie Baird
Althea Bilodeau
Marion Campbell
Gabrielle McDermit
Julie Kuhn Fredette
M. Elizabeth H. Holland
Kathryn Milillo
Jane Munroe
Jeannie Podolak
Elizabeth Sojourner