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.
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.