Monday, January 25, 2016

October View

 I went back to Keene Valley in October and composed this sketch from the porch overlooking the Ausable River. Lots more color than my summer view. Ive been working on off and on since then 18 x24 pastel  

Snow Day Paintings

crabby boys 11x14 oil

Magness' Barn- Solstice sunset 11x14 pastel 
 Maryland has been hammered with a blizzard for 3  days and Monday (today) was a SNOW DAY! Being a teacher, I look forward to snow days as much as the kids. When its cold and nasty I like to paint pictures that remind me of hot summer days. I started Crabby boys some time ago but never put in the bridge until today. It was a hot July dawn on the Severn River when the soft shell crabbers slowly motored up and down the shore.
The Magness' Barn is on the farm behind my house. The property has been sold for development and is now abandoned. I walked over on a clear evening in Dec. just in time to catch the evening sun on the barn.