In July I went to Vermont with a plan to paint landscapes in the remaining pages of a book I made in 2016. I painted new gouache landscapes but also worked back into several earlier pages. The result is that there are still blank pages in the book, leaving me with the same reason to return again.
My trip coincided with the 73rd annual Bennington Chamber Music Conference held on the college campus, Tobias Werner, Music Director. I had the good fortune to hear two evenings of music that included Mahler, Telemann, Haydn, Arensky, and works by contemporary composers Crockett and Jalbert who were present. The concerts are spectacular and admission is free. If you’re ever near Bennington in the summertime, do yourself a favor and experience the transcendent pleasure of live chamber musicians playing their hearts out in a sometimes just barely tolerable hot auditorium.
ABOVE: Bennington observatory, gouache, 7-1/2″ x 8-1/2″, 080418
Field tree, gouache, 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, 080318
Hay bales, gouache, 7-1/2″ x 7-1/2″, 080318
Moon over horses, gouache, 7-1/2″ x 7-3/4″, 080318