Category Archives: Pen/Brush & Ink

First touch of Winter

The long drought has ended. Rain, day of rain have soaked the soil leaving us with a shortage of around nine inches more to make up for Gaia’s stinginess. What can one expect when there are hordes of misfits torturing … Continue reading

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Peach Blossom

March is the month of pink clouds on the peach trees here in South Carolina. I sat on the deck sketching many things but I kept coming back to the peach tree. A fast pencil drawing at the tree then … Continue reading

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Still life on Table

Seldom do I work in this fashion because it takes an inordinate amount of time to produce a finished produce of this size. This is on paper , 10X8 and consists of pens of several different sizes. There is some … Continue reading

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Rebirth of a woodland

In a woodlot nothing goes to waste. A fallen tree, last years leaves, dead fauna and other detritus from past storms all slowly rot, turn into humus and become rooting material for new growth. The decay provides nutrients for next … Continue reading

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Manah manah in the snow

He’s a senior cat now; we found him as a kitten under our shed in August 2010. Manah manah is a real southern boy who has seen only one snow that was about 4″ deep. This one reached about 7″ … Continue reading

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Sketch book notes

When I think back upon places I’ve been at times, I suddenly remember something about a day or time that stuck with me. Usually these sketches become notes for oil paintings or water colors when I have the time. (a … Continue reading

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Winter fenceline

In Vermont, exposed fence lines in hillside pastures will have snow about one inch deep on one side and over your head on the other side. The wind will pick up the snow and move it across a pasture leaving … Continue reading

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Moss Glen Falls

Where the Green Mountains form a narrow V shaped twisting valley, route 100 is wedged into the bottom. The sun shines in there for perhaps one hour a day around Noon, plus or minus depending just where you are located. … Continue reading

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Old work shed

Like me, my shed is showing it’s age. I can repair it and will I think but it may be wiser to erect a new one. With the cost of materials, labor, time and demolition of the old shed, I … Continue reading

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Deer camp door

Every deer camp in Vermont no matter how remote has a door with a lock. Long gone are the days when one could leave a place open and expect to find is as one left it the year before. That’s … Continue reading

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