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

Cascade Brook diptych

 Sometimes I  begin a painting and it tends to expand. When that occurs I grab another panel and add to my composition.   oil 8x16in  

Last Light at Chapel Pond

The banks of Chapel Pond are as beautiful as the cliff face. On hot days we sit on the bank and swim out into the cold water. Chapel Pond is one of our favorite places where we reconnect with Nature. B Miller calls in his "spiritual home" and I have to agree. oil 10x10in.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Morning Garden

 On a clear, sunny morning we drove around Keene, up along the Ausable River, to see what we would find. I found this sweet little white farmhouse. Just the subject I love to paint. oil 10x10in  

Monday, July 6, 2015

New Work - Corscaden Barn Gallery ADK's

Boquet  sketch 8x10in pastel

 Boquet sketch II 8x10in pastel

Chapel Pond  11x17pastel

  Lower Lake 18x24in pastel

Marcy Field  16x20in oil
St. Brendans 10x10in oil

 Getting ready for my 2015 show  at Corscaden Barn Gallery in Keene Valley , NY in August.
 Last Light

 In the pines, Raking Shadows


 Lower Lake from Indian Head