Tuesday, December 30, 2008

7pm -Keene Valley houses

These two buildings are in the little town of Keene Valley. At around 7 pm in Aug. the sun sets behinds the mountains (Brothers,

Big Slide, Roostercomb...) creating raking shadows and intense colors.I think a series is emerging. I could paint these buildings every day. 9x9 in. oil sold

Chapel Pond rainy morning oil 10x10in

It was raining on our last morning in Keene valley. I drove out to Chapel Pond at first light and painted this quickly before the rain poured down. Being forced to paint fast makes the paintbrush make the decisions not your mind. It's impossible to be fussy when its raining on your head. SOLD

Baxter Mt. from Keene Valley

Baxter Mt. from Keene Valley. oil 10x 10in.

iIwas painting plein-air along the trail leading to Rooster Comb mt. There is a small beaver pond near the school. The two little white houses in the painting are the ones I have painted under sunset light furthur down the page. Anyway, a woman hikes by and stops to look. She bought the painting wet, right off the easel! I boxed it up for her in a Noonmark Diner pie box (perfect fit). My first Keene Valley sale.

Keene Valley porch.
oil 9x9"
When the sun hits the town it strikes this porch first. They used to have a red canoe with the yellow kayak. Now both are gone and the house is up for sale. Life is as transitory as the light.

Monday, December 1, 2008

keene valley house dawn

Every morning during the summer I'm out walking with my dog and a cup of coffee before the sun rises over the mountain. I watch the dawn create dramatic shadows all through the town. It's gotten so I know where the sunlight will hit each house at the perfect time.The morning sun turns these pines a bright violet whenit travels down market st. 9x9in. oil sold

Shadowplay pastel

the stone wallbehind the Trails End Inn where we stay in Keene Valley NY-Dawn

approaching storm Keene Valley

These white houses in Keene Valley are a short walk from the B&B in town. I try to think of Hopper as I paint them. 9x9in. oil sold

Chapel Pond- Dawn, Keene Valley NY

At dawn the sun rises over Giant mountain and washes Chapel Pond and Round Mt. in this golden curtain of light which moves quickly down the side of the mt. 9x9in. oil
SOLD at the Corscaden Show Keene Valley NY 2010

bouquet river from the hemlock forest Keene Valley series

There is a lovely hemlock forest on the way into Keene Valley that I visit often. I painted this in about an hour(10x10in). I had to work very fast to capture the light changes.It was a breakthrough painting in that I couldn't detail it and I used a heavy impasto style. sold

beach road Fadly's Landing series

looking down river towards the Main Pier

Fadleys Landing boatramp

on the Sherwood Forest beach road on the Severn River

beach road