Sunday, July 3, 2011

Chapel Pond

Chapel Pond is aptly named. It is a spiritual touchstone to many artists (as well as swimmers) here in the Adirondacks.You can see me painting over there in my profile picture. My favorite time to be here is at dawn when the sun rises over Giant mountain and a sliver of light touches the tops of the trees and slowly descends down. This morning was hazy and alternating between sun and rain. My intention was to compose the painting with interesting marks that would coalesce into a readable image when viewed from a few feet away.18x18in pastel on sanded paper. SOLD

1 comment:

William Cook said...

Mike--That water is miraculous! I've become a great fan of Sonya Johnson. Please check out her pastels at:

Shes a medical doctor that quit her practice to be an artist. Her pastels are very cool indeed, and remind me of your work a little. It sure is in the same plein air spirit, and she presents some outstanding shots on her blog from her many hikes and road trips around Durango.

Thanks again for stopping by the other day--best.