side by side II


Oil on canvas


available through Edgewater Gallery on the Green

The secret of seeing is to sail
on solar wind. Hone and spread
your spirit till you yourself are
a sail, whetted, translucent,
broadside to the merest puff.

— Annie Dillard
from Pilgrim at Tinker Creek

This simple ‘holding hands’ barn set has
caught my eye for years whenever I take
Rte 116 through Bristol, Vermont.
The weathered grey siding was alive with
reflected color from the sky and the grass.
In this painting, I tried to see just what colors
were really in those metal roofs. The barns reminded
me of two boats on a broad reach, stately and steady.