Summers in New England are spectacular and pass far too quickly. Knowing how beautiful our summers are and how short they seem, when winter envelops this area, I decided to take advantage of a summer schedule that allowed me to paint to my heart’s desire. It was my goal to be "en plein air" painting each sunny, glorious day and that is just what I did. 'Summer Series' is a combination of gouache paintings and "ink vignettes" on archival paper. In August, I spent four days at a friend’s farmhouse in Jaffrey, N.H. It was a majestic experience viewing and painting Mount Monadnock from a variety of locations during this retreat. June through July brought me to Gloucester and Magnolia for three days, Amesbury, Plum Island in Newburyport, Ipswich, Marblehead, Manchester by the Sea and Beverly Farms. What a summer of divine weather and visual delights.
All colored pieces are painted in gouache on archival paper, the black and white "ink vignettes" pieces are ink on archival paper.