Winter Evening, New England Village


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5×7 inches | oil on archival paper, mounted to panel | 2023

In Northern New England, during the darkest winter months, there is a weather effect that often happens in which a sheet of dark, leaden clouds covers all of the sky except one strip of light along the horizon.  At sunset and just afterwards this strip of light can be brilliantly lit, while the whole rest of the landscape is shrouded in deep shadow.

This painting was done in Canterbury, New Hampshire.  The town, for centuries, has been a home for religious movements and idealistic communities, and today is one of my favorite places in Southern NH to go for the sort of rural peace and quiet that I associate so strongly with my early childhood.