Monday, October 17, 2011

The Sky is Falling

"The Sky is Falling" 8x6" Oil on Canvas
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We arrived in Concord, NH last Thursday too late to do anything except nurse a glass of Pinot Noir, dive into a plate of New England mussels, clams and pasta...which knocked my socks off...and collapse into bed. 

Up bright and early the next morning, I stuffed 25 lbs. of tripod, panel box, paints, brushes, paper towels, canvas, painting medium, poncho, water bottle, camera, snacks into my backpack, and scouted out the closest park to our hotel about a mile away. Hiking up a steep hill, I arrived at White Park just as the gray clouds overhead began delivering...what must have been... all the siphoned rain meant Texas for the past year. The rain continued all day, so I decided to spend the time photographing the park, quaint houses, the Sate Capitol, old brick buildings lining the streets of downtown Concord, and every brilliant water-colored tree I met along the way. Fall color was exploding everywhere! Even the apple trees—gracing front yards of the typical clapboard New England homes—had dropped leftover wares into wasted puddles of red, yellow and green. 

Rain soaked and chilled to the bone, I returned to the hotel to download all the images onto my computer, and set up a make shift studio in front of a north light window in our room which opened onto Main Street. This painting is of the reed encircled White Lake reflecting a ghostly colored sky on its mirrored surface. What a picture perfect day!

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