“the secret of durable pigments… the refuge of art,” V. Nabokov, Lolita
Everything outside is constantly on the move. Clouds, sun, breeze, water, and reflections translate into frequently transformed pattern, shape, color and value. It’s difficult enough to make out what one is seeing. Even more challenging to organize paint in response. But it’s wonderful to be outside in delightful weather. This painting benefited from going back to the same place a second week. Visitors were friendly and complimentary. Children of 2011 were transfixed by encounters with outdoor painters in the groomed wilds of Wellesley.
ABOVE: Hourglass Lake, oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30 cm), 06/26/11