Yesterday's drawings did not feel fluid while in process, but looking at them feels better than it felt making them. I am ready to start a new painting, a new major work, but I have obligations to fulfill before I do. I have contracted to deliver a small body of work, representing Lyme, New Hampshire, to the Long River Studios, the gallery on the Lyme green. These works are due by June 3. Lyme is celebrating its 250th Anniversary. I have lived here for many years and want to celebrate this great, little town. Today I will begin the first of two paintings for this celebration. I intend to paint two icons of our town, the church with the Civil War monument in front of it, and a piece of the landscape (either Smarts Mountain or the old stone abutment which once held the North Thetford Bridge).
Looking at yesterday's drawings: Mostly I am looking at light and its play across surfaces. I want to use my Lyme paintings to further my studies of the play of light on objects, but on things other than human figures.
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