try a little tenderness




available through Edgewater Gallery

It’s not just sentimental
She has her grief and care,
But the soft words they are spoke so gentle,
It makes it easier, easier to bear

–Otis Redding

Behind the Rustic Roots restaurant in Shelburne,
Vermont is another barn that is usually hidden
by parked cars. I was there painting “Keeping Company”
on an early Sunday morning when I looked across the
dirt parking lot to catch sight of the branches of the
pine trees lightly caressing this metal barn roof.