Saturday, January 30, 2010

Snowy Ledge

9x12 - 

This beautiful spot is near North Creek, NY, on the Hudson River. I have so many lovely photos and not enough time to paint them all! I hope you can feel the cold.

Winter Night Light


A couple of weeks ago, we were at my daughter and son-in-law's home in Woodstock, New York. They have a cottage on the property, quite close to their main house and my husband and I were staying at the cottage. I took a photo of the cottage, from the main house, as it was getting dark. I had left a light on in the cottage and the snow as reflected in that light. It was lovely and yesterday I decided to do a painting from that photo. Here's the result

Thursday, January 28, 2010

January on the Hudson


A few weeks ago we drove across the country to stay at our Adirondack home for a couple of months. We had the grand kids here for a week and now that it's quiet I have a chance to paint. I don't have a studio here, but I set up a space in the main room, where there's great light. I've been painting from my photos, some of which I just took and some from last year. There is so much beauty here in the winter. This painting is a scene of the turn in the Hudson in Johnsburg, near North Creek. I took the photo last week, on a very cold day. We thought we might get snow, but it never did snow that day. The dogs loved getting out of the car and walking in the snow.