I've been watching all summer as more and more windmills slowly appear on the horizon. Everything else aside, I think that they're beautiful--like big functional kinetic sculptures. Our landscape in Vermont has been shaped so much by humans already--the fields, barns, stone walls, rows of corn. Many parts of this human-created landscape are what make Vermont beautiful. And they also serve(d) a function. Plus, the world needs more windmills and fewer oil-wells.
I'm not sure I'm entirely happy with this painting, but thats OK. I'm trying to experiment more with being less constrained by copying photographs, and instead just trying to create the right light or texture or pattern. Its hard!