Vermont Painting Residency

This is a good opportunity for me to paint. Away from responsibilities at home, and away from work and wonderful clients. I'm here to focus on PAINTING! A note for NEW blog viewers: if you'd like to read chronologically, begin with the posting at the bottom. The most recent postings are at the top. Additionally, one can double-click on most images to enlarge for more detail.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006

At Home

I’ve returned home and reflecting on my month in Vermont. And it seems that I brought the cool and rainy weather home with me. I’m looking forward to applying the knowledge that I gained. Stay tuned for updates in the site. A few final photos from Vermont.

Friday, June 09, 2006

'Jail Break'

Yep, this is an odd expression, but this is what my artist girlfriends named our adventure during our last week at VSC. There we had a healthy diet of fresh vegetables, whole grain bread and salads so we all had the urge to gorge ourselves on pizza and sugary desserts...and maybe a martini.

In order to feel like we had officially escaped, we traveled to the town of Stowe about 30 minutes away. Of course the proper place for ‘jail break’ artists to have pizza was a restaurant called Pie-casso (get it?). Many thanks to our patient waiter Ray. Hopefully he will read the rest of this blog and be able to explain to the Piecasso staff about their rowdy patrons. Ray explained that our voices carried and stirred a bit of curiosity back in the kitchen.

His announcement encourages our story to be spun into something more extravagant. So now we have recently escaped from a women’s prison…of course I’m the outside accomplice providing hacksaw (hidden in one of Roger's cakes, of course) and a getaway car. My reward is a watermelon martini. The following are a few photos from our escapade.

Monday, June 05, 2006

Dining Hall, Studio and friends

My sister, Donna, asked me to post photos of our Dining Hall at VSC. Hi Donna, hope this will do. The Dining Hall is in the Red Mill building (see photo from early blog posting).

These are my artist friends, Elizabeth and Erin. Elizabeth has on her sunglasses because we had a sunny day when this photo was taken. The following photos are of my studio and a sample of some of the paintings that I've completed while I have been here.

One can double-click on the image to see more detail.

The photo at below and right is of my artist friends, Stephanie and Jet. They are in the gallery lounge adjacent to the Dining Hall. Look above and left (behind the dried grass) and you will see my painting on-display.

Roger came for a visit last week and I picked him up in Burlington. We sat outside and had a hamburger at a restaurant with a dock along Lake Champlain. We saw a ship full of sightseers and Roger took this photo below.