The feverish activity of summer plein- air events are now behind us. The Blackstone Valley paint-out was a spectacular one since the weather offered the painter sun-drenched scenes of early autumn beauty. As autumn progresses here I have been active in capturing the dramatic color in my local area.
Narragansett Beach View (October), o/c, 12x12
I have also sketched more inland areas to feast on the color afforded by local foliage.
October Stream, o/c, 12x12
October Stream (Morning), o/c, 12x12
Below is a brief sketch I did yesterday in North Kingstown, just south of Wickford Village
The Swampy Grove, o/c, 6x10
Yes, a heron did stop by , seemingly to enjoy the scenery bathed in the late afternoon sun.
I love impressionist painting but there is also the influence of the Tonalist School in my work. I love the outdoors, especially the coastline, beach, rocks, and waves. I believe in a life beyond the commercial saturation of society,and I find life without poetry and music unliveable. I love the paintings of Sorolla, Sargent, and Metcalf; the music of Rachmaninov, Borodin, and Bizet; and poems of Rumi and other Sufis.