The Centering Act of Drawing

For me, nothing helps more when faced with a loss than the simple and centering act of drawing.

I spent yesterday morning sitting on a curb, in the sun, trying to capture the receding buildings along a Vermont side street. It was immensely healing. 

Followed by a quick lunch with friends… yes, my spirits are revived. 

Canada Geese Convention

Today I joined our plein air group at Lake Runnemede in Windsor, Vermont. The plan was to paint the expanse of waterlilies against the distant mountains… that’s Ascutney in the distance.

Don’t you love the cloud reflections in the water?

Lake Runnemede1There’s a resident family of Canada geese and after some discussion they decided to form a conga line directly across the lily pads.
Lake Runnemede3Lake Runnemede2