Although the time for winter landscapes is here, I’m still working on 3 autumn forest paintings. However, With the coming our October snow, I picked up work again on a forest snow storm (20x30) begun last winter. Our long lasting loss of electricity and good lighting due to the storm set me considerably behind in my painting. I’m beginning to doubt the completion of my 3 autumn forest scenes before the new year, perhaps one or two of them. I’ve observed a number of clear autumn mornings reminiscent of 19th century Hudson River School paintings by Sanford Gifford. I’ve started work on a small autumn landscape (8x16) to explore these colors. In spite of the inspiration of autumn and winter forests all around me, I miss the sea and must begin another seascape soon. I need to get back to the New England coast. I’m longing to climb among the rocks of Conanicut Island near Newport. Perhaps in December!