Monday, August 31, 2015

Sleeping Giant

 My last painting in Keene Valley this summer on Johns Brook. The day started out sunny and hot and when I finally got all my gear together and set up my palette it began to rain. I'm glad oil and water don't mix. I was able to get most of this down under an umbrella. 6x12in oil  

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Noonmark Mt. , from Keene Valley.

 A larger version of a small 8in study I made on site. I had a perfect view from Pat Quinn's camp in Keene Valley. The sun was behind th mt so Noonmark looked like a purple cutout against the sky. 11x14in oil

New Batch - Birch Raku Vases

 My new batch of Ichibana vases done in both raku and electric kilns. To get my effects I had to glaze ,fire up to 3 times for each vase.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Marcy Field

 This is the view of Marcy Field and Baxter Mt. looking  West from the parking lot. Not the view most people see as they travel east from Keene. In painting this pastel I used 3 or four blues to create the sky and then blended the pigments with water and brush to create a new , sharp color that seems to have less moisture (hence less cerulean ) art geekness aside, I really respond to the clear crystalline blues of High Peak skies.
 Pastel 11x14in

Saturday, July 11, 2015

ADK Chairs

 WESTPORT -Spotted this chair outside of the Dartbrook Inn sitting along side the road. Fit right into my favorite theme of " Big shot of cadmium red in a green landscape" that began with my paintings of the Keene Valley fire engine. The  Westport chair is a purely American ADK design originating from the town of Westport along Lake Champlain. 10x10in oil  

 HAPPY CHAIR This little chair I spotted outside the  Birch Store in Keene Valley. Even though in was leaning next to the house I placed it in a field of green to contrast with the bright red. It just made me happy to look at it so that's why I titled it so. 8x8in oil  
 Keene Valley Days.  This painting is where the theme of "Bright color in the landscape"  originated.  10x10in oil

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Last Light

 A"borrowed view" looking towards the Great Range. It was just before the sun disappeared behind the mountain. If there was a overarching theme in my work this year I guess it could be " First Light- Last Light" Pastel 16x20in