Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Preparations for a Trip

Today was just beautiful here in Upstate NY!
 I bought a new easel. A Soltex Pro recommended by one of my fellow bloggers Celeste. It is quite a piece of fancy engineering. Very light and compact, but also very wind resistant. I took it out today so that I would see what I needed and what I forgot, and how it travels. I am going to Mexico next week. Today I forgot rags, but was very comfortable with everything else I packed.
Mexico will have different light and color and I am looking forward to the change.
I will post the results

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Finished Painting!

"The Rock", Deerfield Valley
132" x 54"
Oil on Canvas

Today David Pond, Headmaster at Deerfield Academy came to my studio to see my painting, commissioned for their new Center for the Arts building, due to open this August on the Deerfield Academy campus. He approved the work, and the painting will be installed in the music wing at the entrance to the new concert hall.
I really enjoyed this project. It was very challenging for me to work out some new directions.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19th

132" x 54"
oil on canvas

I still have more to do; the sun play on the scene is next, then adding the local architecture

Thursday, March 13, 2014

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Monday, February 17, 2014

Creative Crossings Show

Acrylic on Paper
20" x  7.5"

This painting found a new home during the "Creative Crossings" show this weekend.
The snow really tried to put a damper on the event, but Holly and I with Martine Vermeulen (Curator) and Ann D. Wilkenson (Photography) greeted a nice crowd that showed up toward the end on the day and we all moved over to the Red Devon restaurant in Bangal for a reception.
The show will continue to run next weekend Saturday and Sunday 12-5PM in Stanford NY, at the Grange at 6043 Rt 82

Thursday, February 6, 2014

High Contrast Sundown

Gouache on Paper
24" x 8.5"

I have been a bit obsessed with this image. I had to do it three times.
This is a situation when your eyes will make adjustments in light and focus that are very different from what a camera will see. Also there is no time, this scene just does not stay there so you can figure it out. In a blink it is gone.
So back in the studio with my memory, doing battle with what I recorded with the camera.

Golden Apples

Golden Apples
Oil on Canvas
36" x 24"

There is a foot of snow on the ground right now and this lawn is covered with deer tracks. The deer kick at the ground to find an apple or two. On the perimeter are coyote tracks, they are never too far away. 
 just finished this painting. I had started it in the fall and enjoyed eating the apples as I worked. Tree ripened Golden Apples are a joyful memory right now, though today was really spectacular, sunny and clear and much warmer than it has been.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

The Locusts Along My Road

Acrylic on Paper
20" x 7.5"

I love that, years ago, the dairy farmer across the road, (now a horse farm) thought it was a good idea to plant these Locust trees along the road, and to space them out so evenly.
I paint them looking east and sometimes from the other side looking west. It always interests me.  I am looking forward to finishing the next one

Monday, January 27, 2014

"Creavtive Crossings" Exhibition

I was invited to exhibit my small, long format landscapes together with Ann Wilkerson's photography.
This exhibit has been curated by Martine Vermeulen. I was very pleased that Martine was able to see the similarities between Ann and myself and the way we see landscape.
If you are in the area, please stop by. I will be at the show the entire time, both weekends

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Enter the Snowy Forest

Snowy Forest
20" x 7.5
Acrylic on Paper