Monday, February 19, 2018

In the Valley

A pastel about  the quality of light in the High Peaks 11x17in  

Monroe Holt- ADK Guide 1874( after Homer)

Monroe Holt was a Keene Valley Guide in the late 1800's. I was given a challenge to paint him by George Ludlow so I painted Holt on a map of the High Peaks with his house (which is still standing and a local landmark) Holt was known for always wearing a red shirt. I think he thought it repelled mosquitoes. 8x10in in a victorian frame .                                                                                                               

Monroe Holt and Family