The Fluid Connections Series
After moving back to Northern Vermont for my second winter I decided that there was much more to discover and paint. While walking along the mossy and pebble covered shores of Jay Brook I realized that in every direction was a new perspective and composition. A quick walk, then hop down a steep mud covered pathway down to a local swimming hole also sparked my attention. The way the water moved through the rocks was incredible and something to capture. I wanted to paint the way the water sounded as it meandered through each obstacle. Even though these actual subjects were so large I started small wanting to put the same emphasis on the little paintings that I do in my larger paintings. In the past I had always been one for large paintings, but this series began my love of little paintings and their ability to capture large ideas. Once it was time to paint each canvas was brought into the kitchen (the best lighting in the house) and created while looking out the window to snow covered trees (most of the time). This past winter, being such an exceptionally white winter, made me want to emphasize color even more.