Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Rose Hips in a Juice Glass

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The sun did not shine, it was too wet to play… Well, too cold to paint outside, anyway. I’m not sure how I feel about still lifes, but I do like rose hips.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Black Rock, First Snow

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I was so excited about our first snowfall that I rushed right out first thing in the morning to take pictures. I’d like to say that I stopped to put pants on, but I’m not sure—I may have still been in my jammies. 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Croton Point, November


I know that a warm day in November is Not Right. But I took advantage of it anyway and parked myself at the edge of the choppy Hudson, in a spot without too much duck poop. The wind was really gusting, and the clouds didn’t know quite what they wanted to do. Down on the ground, the trees on Croton Point changed drastically every few seconds, as the sun passed from cloud to cloud. I love the wind on this river.
If you're interested in this painting, just send me an email. Alternatively, it will soon be for sale at Sunshine and Clover, in Croton.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Half-Hour Portrait

My girl—the most recent portrait. This painting is currently at the Katonah Museum of Art, in advance of Family Portrait Day. I’ll be painting half-hour portraits there on December 8, from 12 to 5. My schedule has already filled up, but there is a wait list, with the possibility of a second day being added. If you’d like to get on the wait list, call the museum at (914) 232-9555, or email me to schedule a private sitting. It should be a fun (and busy) day!


Friday, November 15, 2013

Road to Minnewaska

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I just love painting farmland. And farmland with mountains behind it? You betcha, as my Aunt Wendy likes to say. I think I almost like the views along this stretch of road better than the spectacular ones up in the park.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Hamptons Morning

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This is a view from a few weeks ago, on a tiny, hidden beach tucked into a little cove on the south side of Long Island. What a perfect morning—the crispness of early fall, with summer sun still warming us up. It had rained the night before, and the big clouds were still breaking up and blowing off. 

Monday, November 11, 2013

Morning on the Reservoir No. 2

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I was going to write about the calm, overcast day on which I painted this—leaves, ducks, fishermen, etc.—but now I don’t feel like it. I will donate the money from the sale of this painting to the World Food Programme’s efforts to get emergency food to the Philippines. Bidding starts at $100. 

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Maney's Pond

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I’ve been pausing along the dirt road to take in the view over this pond for as long as I can remember. It’s comforting knowing that the owner of the farm is the son of the man who owned it when I was little. And that home is just over the pond and across two fields, with a stop to say hello to the horses along the way.

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Michigan Field

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Small farms make for the most beautiful land, I think. You get so many different colors in the fields, nice lines of trees and stones separating them, and pockets of woods to break things up. There’s a thriving organic dairy farm just to the west of this farm, and a sheep farm to the north, with lots of lovely fields and rolling hills in between.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Little Swamp

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Michigan again—I always stop to look at this little swamp along the bike path. There’s something about the combination of water and dead trees in swamps that appeals to me. Plus, there are always critters.

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Bloom Farm

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This is another of my favorite Michigan views, looking north toward the Muskegon River valley. These fields are beautiful no matter the season or the weather. Long ago, I picked out my first, beloved kitten at the farm just down the road.