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Hello Friends,

On this page is some inventory I took down from Stowe Mountain. They are now at my home in Johnson Vermont, ready and available for purchase. They are professionally framed and glassed.driveway

Most were done the year I lived in Boulder, Colorado, 2002. At that time I was using gouache, a non-toxic, water-based medium characterised by its opacity, using various pigments and dyes for color with gum arabic as a binder. I was attempting western landscapes. I had lived in New England all of my life, and this change of landscape seemed abrupt. I perceived my surroundings to be gloriously stark yet full of light and pattern, compared to the softer, more humid east coast experience.

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The Colorado sun was strong and the thinness of the oxygen and lack of water molecules in the air made for a sharpness of shadows and ambiguity of distance.CinderHome

Within this environment, the pines appeared to dance in super slow motion throughout whatever the seasons brought to them.

So when I painted the landscape, I remember feeling confronted by contrasts: wide spaces and narrow ones, sharpness and softness, brilliant light and deep darkness, the man-made and the untouched, things sinking into the earth with rot and things reaching up and growing.

Marcie Vallette

mvallette@hotmail.com