The Berkshires in western Massachusetts have been an inspiration for my art for many years, and most of these paintings are of that landscape. We’ve also spent some time in California, and that inspired another group of paintings, including The Oak by the Creek, and New Mexico, where we saw the great view of the Chama River.
All of these paintings are done on Yupo, a synthetic paper that doesn't absorb the paint and thus keeps the colors brilliant. With some of the paintings, I squirted the paint right onto the Yupo and spread it around with squeegee-like tools called blades and wedges. Such paintings include Two Fields, which won best in show at a Houstonic Valley Art League show in 2017.