Tuesday, February 24, 2009


This beautiful little Canada Warbler (immature, Ithink) was found at our camp near Cascade Mt. I placed her on the picnic table and memorialized her with a little painting.
Their numbers are declining and it was sad to know there was one less in the world. oil. 5 x12


Along rt 73 there is an open space with a large mound of trees in the center. Some books say this is an Indian mound. I liked the juxtaposition of the brightly colored election signs with the the pre dawn light. oil 9x12

Friday, February 20, 2009

morning light

This little house is on rt 73 just outside of KV. The porch is stacked with cut wood. 9x9" oil

Keene Valley church- 5 am

Walking through the town very early I looked up at the church and noticed this yellow orange glow from the clock on the steeple. In an hour the front of this church will be awash with golden light from the rising sun. oil 9x12

Monday, February 9, 2009

Sno cone

This is the little town of Keene Valley. The yellow building is The Birch Store, filled with beautiful furnishings, gifts, textiles, and jewelry. The Sno-cone was a street sign for the Noonemark Diner (out of frame on right) famous for its ice cream and berry pies. I thought the sno cone was funny out there in a traditional landscape. Dawn 9x9 oil


I think the little barn in this painting must be the most painted and photographed building in the park. I backed up a bit and added the stop sign just for fun as if saying "Don' t paint me . It's been done." 9x9 oil


On one of my pre-dawn strolls (5 am) I spotted the Keene Valley fire dept's antique fire engine parked across the street from the fire house. It was illuminated in the night by the streetlight overhead. It seemed to glow in the dark. 9x9in oil

keene valley porch II

This one is a re-do of the painting on an older post called Keene Valley porch. I was't pleased with the pine tree and the painting seemed lifeless so I added the red canoe for a burst of color. The canoe was actually there the year before. 9x9 oil

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

One significant aspect of old Adirondack architecture is the sleeping porch.In the days before AC this was where you wantedto be on those infrequent hot summer nights.The Trails End Inn, where we stay in Keene Valley still has the old porches where you can sleep out at night and listen to the crickets and the owls. 9x9in. oil. sold