Low Sun

Low Sun 12”x16”, acrylic

I am starting on a series of autumnal forest paintings. This time of year as the daylight fades and the sun hangs low, I feel it in so many ways. The beauty shifts and there is that reminder of days passing and time slipping away. I am leaning into the beauty of the hours.

Studio time

Travelers Time (SOLD)

Travelers Time – 18”x24”, acrylic

Travelers Time (SOLD)
18”x24”, acrylic
So pleased to have sold this to a collector in Florida! Frighteningly it was somehow delivered to the wrong address but luckily found it’s way home! Shipping is so expensive nowadays yet risky… now a very scary hurricane headed to Florida. I hope everyone is safe.

Harvesting Hops

Hop harvest for MickDuff’s Brewery

I have been growing hops for over 5 years now. These are Cascade Hops. I like the hoppy fragrance and enjoy the way they mark the seasons. It is spring when the vines finally start to bust out of the ground. Sadly the conclusion to summer when the hops are ripe.

I have not grown them for any practical reason just a decoration. This year a brewery in town, MickDuff’s Brewery, is collecting hops from private growers for a special brew. So I harvested 4 lbs of hops and delivered them to the brewery. I now have a $20 gift card for MickDuff’s… so professional farmer?

Greeting Dawn (SOLD)

Greeting Dawn – 8”x10”, acrylic

This small painting just sold through Grand Bohemian Gallery in St Augustine, Florida. This was a painting I did last Fall. I find myself again, this year, painting forest scenes in intense autumn sunlight. Clearly this time of year that low sun brings inspiration.

March of Time

March of Time – 12”x12”, acrylic

Another 12” square on my easel. Priming a huge number of wood panels was definitely a good idea. I want to spend my time painting without all the prep work between moments at the easel.

Time is grinding us all back to star dust. I wish I could stockpile the good days.