Sunday, October 23, 2016

A Little Background

This duck was photographed by my brother in Nebraska. 
It's Autumn there, but that's not like Autumn here, so I opted to change the background up
a bit to give the duck a more local northern frontier flavor.
It's coming along, but there's a lot of hours left.


Friday, October 21, 2016

Underneath It All

I always hesitate posting beginning stage pictures of new works.
The underpainting is the first of many layers, the first minutes of many hours,
 the underlying foundation on which to build.
 To block in color and get rid of the glaring white of the blank canvas.


Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Monday, October 17, 2016

Last Light

This one comes from a quick shot I snapped from the truck window while coming home from a fishing trip.

"Sunset on an Adirondack Pond"
16x20 Acrylic on canvas

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Big Better Flys

If you've ever fished an Ausable Wulff, Bomber or a Haystack,
then you've fished with part of Adirondack history.
Big, buggy and buoyant, they were specifically designed for fast turbulent water.
Created by Francis Betters, they epitomize fishing on the West Branch of the Ausable River.
Nestled next to Route 86, by the bridge, in Wilmington, NY, these sculptures stand over 
the West Branch as a tribute and memorial to Fran Betters, an Adirondack legend. 

You can learn more about the ongoing memorial project on their Facebook page.


Friday, October 14, 2016

Technicolor Mountains

The annual trip to the Adirondacks happened this past weekend.
 The colors were pretty much at their peak, and exceptionally vivid this season, despite the dry conditions we've had all year. 

Colors along the West Branch of the Ausable River

The view from atop Whiteface Mountain. Lake placid, Mirror Lake and the high peaks region.

Looking North

The East Branch of the Ausable River.
We need rain.


Monday, October 3, 2016