Again I have returned late, this time from the last day of teaching my workshop in Jaffrey New Hampshire. Like last night I am way too tired to write very much. I will post some photos I took at the end of the day. We painted on an old farm, that has been in one family for generations. Fall is slowly taking over here, although it was very warm today. The autumn color happens so quickly that some trees change by the hour.
Some of you live in California or Florida, those are idyllic places and have benign climates. But I am certain that all of you would like New England weather in the fall. It is really lovely here this time of the year.
The old stone walls crisscross this property and most of new England and their gray green color is a good foil for the bright leaves. I like that there is still plenty of green this time of the early fall as it also is a counter to all that red and orange.
I shot these in the last half hour of the light, and when it rakes in at a low angle it illuminates the trunks and branches of the oaks and maples. It looks like an Inness painting this time of year up here.
We painted about as hard as you could for three days and went home exhausted. I did anyway.
There was a lot of camaraderie as we ate together in the evenings and all worked pretty much as a group. Including myself, there were 12, and that is a great size for a workshop. I have taught as many as 18, but that is too physically demanding. I am doing 20 minute private lessons all day for about 10 hours nonstop, usually somewhere in there I do a demo painting.
I think this view looks like one of those tonalist paintings I was showing a week or two ago.
This last shot has such great shapes in it although it does seem a little melancholy. It too looks a little like a tonalist painting.
My life returns to normal tomorrow and I can assemble some more ambitious posts.