I was happy with the long sought efficiency of my painting field equipment. The Soltek easel proved to be extremely versatile. It was able to hold two stretched linens at once, providing stability to both while simultaneously painting across them for the diptych shown above. A helpful musician from the “Chamber Music Conference & Composer’s Forum of the East”, the group that is on campus with ANE, took the photo of me as I cleaned up on the last morning. My extended stay companion Pat took the picture of me at open studio, still wearing my badge and room key, with my final week of work. The double rainbow was a fitting end to a magical stay at Bennington College.
ABOVE: CAPA (diptych), oil on linen, 12 x 28 inches (30 x 71 cm), 08/04/11
CAPA (left, diptych), oil on linen, 12 x 14 inches (30 x 36 cm), 08/04/11
CAPA (right, diptych), oil on linen, 12 x 14 inches (30 x 36 cm), 08/04/11
CAPA from pond, oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches (23 x 30 cm), 08/05/11
While painting CAPA from pond, 08/05/11
Last week of paintings at open studio, 08/05/11
A late afternoon sun shower produced this double rainbow. It landed in front of the pine trees on the Bennington campus, 08/04/11.