These paintings were made from the dock at Blythewold, an early 20th century mansion, open to the public here in Rhode Island. I loved the rich and stippled patters combined with the tumbled geometry of the stonework. Rough textures and surfaces like this always seem to yield wonderful color. I especially enjoyed painting a peach colored sky for the dock painting.
At Coggeshell Farm in Rhode Island, a working 1800's era farm, I found these animals in their fabulous environs in such different light conditions. I really enjoyed the way they broke up into abstract shapes and forms in this painting process.