I added finishing touches to some of them, while others were ready to varnish.
Moonrise 16×8 oil
I wanted to show a variety of seasons and landscapes.
After the Snow 12×16 oil
I noticed a lot of water images in this group of paintings .
Red Sky 8×16 oil
I painted some of them along the Maine seacoast and others in the mountains of New Hampshire.
Reflection 24×24 oil
One was painted in a meadow very close to where I live.
Winter Walk 12×16 oil
Another on a deep ocean bay just a few towns away.
Safe Haven 28×38 oil
I also noticed that I really like capturing reflections…and moods. Twilight is becoming a favorite time for me to paint.
Twilight 11×14 oil
I’ve never been a big fan of painting buildings. I noticed at night they change into something else. Their boxy shapes merge into the landscape and their lit windows are beacons. Their reflections transport them into another world.
Cabin Glow 8×10 oil
It is this other world that I am interested in.
Reflection Study 11×14 oil
This desire to paint nocturnes arises from a childhood memory. I was six years old the first summer I went cat fishing at night. It was magical being out in a row boat on a pond in the dark. The stars twinkled on the surface of the water. Farm lights glowed in the distance. It was only when you hooked a fish and hauled it up in the beam of the flashlight did you remember that you were floating on deep water.
Quiet Cove 8×10 oil
“Day and Night: The Moods of Nature,” a collection of new paintings of peaceful, luminous New England landscapes, by Mary Byrom , opens on Friday, Dec. 9, with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Galleria Fine Arte, 6 Sunset St., Stowe.