Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tex-Mex Night

 12x18 pastel - $375.00

This has been a very busy month.  We had lots of snow and I've been working at Gore Mountain.  A weekend job ended up being a four day a week job.  I took it so I could ski for free, but now that I'm working four days a week, who has the time?  Anyway, I haven't had much time to paint, although this week I was home with a wicked cold and I got to work on this one.  I've been interested in doing some still life.  I had set this up in California, with a piece of my Mexican pottery, shot some photos and decided to try it.  I enjoyed capturing that Chulula hot sauce bottle, but had a difficult time with the onion!  How's that for crazy?  I will probably be working on that onion for awhile, but decided to post it anyway.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Hudson River Respite

 8x12 pastel - $140.00

Last fall we stopped at the Hudson River, where is weaves along Route 28 before North Creek.  There are rest stops along the river, where people can picnic and walk down to the river.  At one of the stops, I found a small tributary off the main part of the river.  Since I had my camera, I took many shots of this lovely little spot.  The sun was shining on the water and rocks, the colors of the leaves, bushes and water was incredibly vibrant.  A true respite from the swift flow of the Hudson and the cars driving by.

Afternoon on the Moose River Plains

I'd like to wish everyone a very Happy New Year.  I hope it will turn out to be a happy and productive one for each and every one of you.   I'm hoping to spend more time painting this year, after a very busy Christmas season working part time at the ski slopes.  I'm also preparing for a solo pastel exhibit at the Widlund Gallery in North Creek, NY from January 26 to February 24.  I'll have approximately 40 paintings on display and will have a reception on February 16th.

 11x14 pastel - $150.00

I painted this a few days ago, from a photo I took late August from my kyack.  I've talked a lot about the Moose River Plains and the Cedar River Flow, of which this is the main body of water.  It's a wonderful place to canoe, picnic or camp.  The area is very large and very wild and, although it's a 20 mile drive to get there, once out in a canoe, you feel as if you are alone with nature.