Blue & Green Landscapes (2013-15)
This series was inspired by the lush greens and serene blues I experienced in Downsville, NY during a Meditative Painting Retreat I co-lead in 2012. I had a powerful plein air painting experience whereby, after an especially cold gray winter in the city, my senses were completely overwhelmed by the beauty and tranquility of a pristine Catskill mountain valley in springtime. This powerful contrast of immersion in a man made environment followed by immersion in pristine nature created a heightened sensations. I set up my easel and was enveloped by the feeling of soft warm air, the smell of grass, and the vision of blue and green. The plein air sketch I did that day led to the following series of studio paintings.