Friday, September 20, 2019

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Monday, September 2, 2019

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cleaned Up Kayaks

"Stone Valley Kayaks"
It's come a long way since the last post when I wrote it was almost done...
and when it was really in an ugly stage.

It's a keeper, and now it's really almost done...I think...


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Monday, August 12, 2019

Stone Valley


A little over 20 miles from my part of the quiet Raquette, 
Stone Valley in Colton NY becomes a raging torrent.
 Multiple times a year expert kayakers from all over the world
 come to experience the turbulent whitewater during controlled releases.
 The next release is scheduled for Saturday August 18.
12 miles of trails follow both sides of the river and afford fantastic views along the route.
One of the best bang for buck things to see and in my part of the world and all it costs is the time you take to enjoy it. I recommend it.

"Stone Valley Kayaks" 16x20 Acrylic on canvas...closing in on completion.




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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Back At the Easel

After a two week hiatus enjoying company, I'm back at it. This mornings beginning.
Not too far from Donnelly's Ice Cream and one of the best road views of the Adirondacks,
Route 86 crosses over Twobridge Brook.



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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Friday, June 14, 2019

Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Monday, June 3, 2019

Torrent

A long time a go I did a painting of a brook that, honestly, really sucked a lot. 
There was however, one little gem spot in it that wasn't even in the reference photo, it was just one of those paint things that happen. I immediately noticed it and shelved it away to percolate.

Yesterday, it was time do let it loose...
"Torrent"
5x7
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Thursday, May 30, 2019

Friday, May 24, 2019

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Dripping with it

Tonights work. While most of the world was watching 
the Game of Thrones finale.
A 5x7  sort of  b/w study.
 Black is never on my palette anymore...but I cheated a little on this one.

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Friday, May 17, 2019

Kinda Plein Air Morning

This started plein air, but after about 30 minutes the light went totally flat.
Brought it into the studio and worked from the photo I took.
"Spring Morning by the Fire Pit"
8x10


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Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Thursday, May 9, 2019

2 Hour Hockey

When the Rangers aren't in the playoffs, I sometimes just listen...
Here's one that happened during the first 2 periods tonight.
From a quick sketch and a photo I took from the parking lot at Point Au Roche
yesterday morning, looking out across Deep Bay. 
8x10 acrylic on canvas


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Monday, May 6, 2019

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Sunday, April 7, 2019

Steamy

This one is from a photo I took a long time ago
 as the steam rose off the Oswegatchie River
 on a cold, clear autumn morning.
 5x7


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Saturday, April 6, 2019

27 Square Inches

I'm really enjoying all the "littles" I've had on the easel lately.
It satisfies my desire to get in close and be a picky painter, 
while the physical size constrains it.
Also, limbering up for a bunch of plein air stuff come warmer weather.


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Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Monday, April 1, 2019

Air Time

This one has been hanging around waiting to be finished.
Now it can hang around all done.
"Air Time"
16x20 Acrylic on canvas

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Maple Weekend

There was still one winter scene left to do.
An old sugar house nestled in the side of the woods.
5x7 Acrylic on canvas panel
Brown, black and white palette.

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Monday, March 25, 2019

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Fussiness

I've succumbed to my ever present desire to paint fussy, tight, ridiculousness.
It's being satisfied, and hopefully I can continue to use this
 one to get it out of my system when necessary.
 So, it'll be on and off  the easel for a long time...it's got a long way to go.


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Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Cascade

I've missed a little time in the studio of late.
 So it was time to squeeze in a little 6x6 on a canvas panel.


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Monday, February 25, 2019

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Monday, February 11, 2019

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Another Barn

Shot the picture for this on a very cold, overcast day, 
with really flat light.
Hoping to convey that feeling with this one.
Far from done, but it's on its way...


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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Tuesday, February 5, 2019