The B side turned out to be practical both in terms of speed and kitchen style. We haven’t dried herbs since the first or second year we were in Vermont, but I love seeing them in the kitchen garden. They seemed like they wouldn’t kill any appetites while people are piling up the turkey.
The best part about painting a door is that when one side done, I get to go to the B side and start over. This is the side people will be looking at when they sit down for turkey next week. Next up, what do we want to look at when we’re serving the bird?
Painting the bifold doors is giving me a chance to get a new take on an old scene. The original of this scene was an 8×10 that’s found another home, and it’s turning into even more fun now that my little dirt road is looking like big sky country ( about 4 feet by 3 ft so far).
For the past few months I’ve been playing with oil, and because of work and family, most of the work has been done in my ‘studio’ or on the roadside very close to home. None of the spots in my show are famous (except for the Battenkill River), but they pull me back again and again, and the ritual of visiting these places in my very small world has been at once soothing and inspiring.
I’m including a list of the pieces hanging at the Oldcastle Theatre in Bennington, VT below, and you can see a quick video tour on my Facebook page.
There will be no artist reception because the theatre schedule is quite booked this month. They are open between 10AM and 5PM during the week and for their scheduled evening events. They are holding their annual Gala on the 17th of November at 6:00PM, and , if you are in Bennington, it’s a wonderful chance to look at oil paintings and the many other items they’ll have up for bid to support the theatre and the work it does. December 7-8 they are performing a play called the “Curious Savage”, and in between those dates they will be hosting a number of plays and gatherings.
If you are not in the Bennington area but are interested in purchasing any pieces on the list, you can contact Jana at 802.447.0564