Monday, March 31, 2014

Swim Team No. 1

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A quick study—I wanted to capture the feel of the coach explaining, kids mostly paying attention, and late afternoon light pouring in behind them.

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Walking with Mayzie

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Our friends recently adopted a sweet little dog—Mayzie. On one of those cold, windy days we’ve had so many of lately, we took a walk along Reservoir Road, Mayzie trotting out ahead, and two good friends following.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Evening

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OK, I’ve been whining a little bit about the continuing cold. But come July, when it’s 90 degrees, I’m going to be happy to look back at this painting and remember those lovely, crisp winter nights, walking home from a holiday party as night falls and the lights come on. Locals, do you see our own little dummy light right there in the center?

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Half-Hour Portrait

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It’s entirely possible that people do not want to hear my observations re. their appearance as I paint them. But sometimes things just pop out, like, “Wow, I don’t think I’ve ever painted a young person with white eyebrows before.” What’s cool is that I don’t think I’ll ever stop seeing new stuff in faces. 

Monday, March 17, 2014

Half-Hour Portrait

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Here is one of the portraits I painted over the weekend at the Flat Iron Gallery. A beautiful woman, inside and out. Local jewelry aficionados: see the little Rutheny bell earrings?

Friday, March 14, 2014

Sunset at Stone Barns

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OK, I know everyone but me is sick of the snow. But it’s so much more fun to paint than grass. This is one of my favorite places to run. We’ve had some lovely evening speed workouts here, coming to the top of the hill just in time to take in the last of the sunset before plunging back down into the dark woods.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Monday, March 10, 2014

Road to Minnewaska No. 3

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This is a larger one for me, from a couple photos I took last fall. The highest cliff in the distance is called Gertrude’s Nose. (I wonder who Gertrude was and what she looked like.) At any rate, I just love this stretch of road. There’s a sunflower field along here that I am determined to go back and paint this summer.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Half-Hour Portrait

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Thanks so much to everyone who came to the reception for my Flat Iron Gallery show on Sunday. It was great to see everyone, and some of my favorite paintings sold, so all in all, a successful weekend! I’m working on a larger landscape right now, but in the meantime, here’s a recent portrait. I like how tween girls have started wearing their hair in big, thick side braids—it’s very Katniss.