I was thinking of David Hockney as I executed this portrait of a partially ice-covered lake in Breakheart Reservation. He is one of my favorite watercolorists!
Depictions of grasses have been a focus for several years. However, depicting them in watercolor has been a new challenge for me. This scene is of the pond at Field Farm–a wonderful mid-century modern guest house run by the Trustees of Reservation and situated on a high meadow in Williamstown. In the background, albeit not visible in the painting, is Mount Greylock.
This mossy bank at Breakheart Reservation in Saugus, Massachusetts is always a source of visual and tactile delight.
Winter is always brightened up by a pot of colorful orchids. I started this as a spare Asian-style brush painting–but technical difficulties led me along another path!
One of the joys of having a studio space is the ability to collect and arrange favorite objects. This sea shell is a very old friend and the vase a mid-century yard sale find.