Thursday, July 24, 2014

New Hampshire

     I just spent about a week up in New Hampshire with friends, and was able to get quite a lot of painting done. Thanks to a sitter for our 2 year old, and camp for the older kids, I had large chunks of time to paint and draw. I did these all in and around Harrisville, which is an old mill town situated around a few lakes and streams. The mills were initially set up over the creeks for the production of weaving fabrics, but many have been re-purposed as studio and office space. I was immediately drawn to these buildings and the series of locks used to regulate the water flow. I'm usually drawn to things in the landscape where man and nature meet, whether harmoniously, or not. The weather was perfect, so most of the time I found myself lost in what I was doing, investigating these news forms and terrain.
     All of these are on oil paper; something that I'm still excited about. The paintings were able to dry really quickly because of the absorbancy of the paper, but most of them are done in one shot, usually 2-3 hours. We're definitely planning on a return trip next summer, possibly for a longer amount of time. There was just an endless possibility of potential paintings that I kept seeing, so I'm looking forward to returning again for more time with our friends and more paintings.

apple trees and moon; 9" x 12"
goat shed and field; 9" x 12"
lily pads and rocks; 9" x 12"
reflection; 9" x12"
Abandoned cars; 15" x 22"
Mill; 15" x 22"
Waterfall; 15" x 22"
waterfall (II); 22" x 15"

No comments:

Post a Comment