Monday, April 27, 2009

Cairn on Big Crow

One of my earliest climbs in the Adirondacks was Big Crow Mt.
It's a smaller peak with a spectacular view, another one of the great walks in Keene. I am attracted to how the light plays over these sculptural entities. I love painting rocks. You build a painting just as the cairn was built. This is a large pastel and I haven't quite decided how "finished" it will be. I am working from several different photo references and it is not my intention copy the photo exactly. Why do that?
pastel 18x26in.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Keene Dusk

Sitting on the deck of the Tippicanoe one evening I looked up to see the bright sunset behind me reflected in the windows of the old Victorian house in Keene. 11x14 oil