Thursday, January 29, 2009

Market Street, Keene Valley - Dawn

Another morning in Keene Valley, NY in the High Peaks of the Adirondacks. The sun has just risen over the mountain and has backlit the houses. I painted this cottage from the sun side on a previous occasion (on an older post below,Keene valley house -dawn). The morning sun turns the pines such fantastic colors and creates raking shadows across the grass.
9x9 in. oil SOLD!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Chapel Pond 2

When the first sun hits Chapel Pond around 6:30 am,and Round Mt. on the left, it creates a bright yellow green band that touches the treetops and gradually (and quickly) works its way down the sides of the cliff. The pond is like a mirror with the silence broken only by the whoops of an early swimmer hitting the cold water.

Riverocks- Bouquet River

Just a few yards off Rt 73 is a beautiful Hemlock Forest where I like to paint. It's a magical spot with mossy rocks and soft filtered light. I'm in deep shade and the Bouquet Riversweeps through like a bright green ribbon. 9x14 oil

Rt 73 Bridge- Keene Valley

I woke up very early one morning and explored the town before dawn. I wanted to be on location someplace when the sun came up. What I discovered was the orange and violet light of the street lamp on this steel bridge crossing the Ausable River. 9x9in. oil

Thursday, January 22, 2009

St. Brendan's

In the town of Keene NY there is a small, white wooden church, St Brendan's. This little 8x8in. oil sketch was painted quickly to capture a marvelous blue shadow that is cast on the side wall in the late of the day.