Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Today I will start a painting of Bradley's forestry students working together in the snowy woods. When I first talked with John Bradley he told me about a watercolor painting he owns that was done by an aunt of his, of the farm his family owned. It was clear that my project had more resonance for him because of his affection for this painting. When I came to meet his class he brought this heirloom watercolor and used it as a way of introducing me and my project to his students. I can only hope that the work I am doing will be treasured the way he values his painting of the family farm. Actually, because of how much our landscape means to us all, I am sure the paintings I am making have a life beyond me. Above is a painting of mine of the back of the town buildings in Addison, Vermont, as the sun was going down.
Posted by Kathleen Kolb