View from my Window
Maurie HarringtonKillington, Vermont USA
Artwork: View from my Window
Photography: Paul Forlenza
Trees somehow have a way of sneaking into my paintings. They are like people - all different colors, shapes and sizes. From an artist's point of view, the combinations are endless.
Living in Vermont, we experience a wide variety of colors and light in the fall. Winter brings an abundance of white fluffy snow. It clings to the trees creating another of God's masterpieces.
As I grow older, I enjoy looking at the tall trees that once were seedlings. Nature is the source of much of my inspiration. I prefer painting on location rather than in my studio - there is something spiritual about sitting quietly sketching or painting "in" the landscape.
To save a tree is to save the world. Try to imagine a landscape without a tree. What a sad sight that would be. We can make a difference. When the trees talk to us, we must listen.