Thursday, December 18, 2014

Evening, Late Summer

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2014 was a great year for hay in Michigan. Good for the farmers, and good for me. My dad took me to see this view, thinking I would like it. Yup!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Croton River at Quaker Bridge

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The Croton River is so lovely. I think because no matter where you are, you get a mix of glassy water and rapids, which makes for some nice light and dark contrasts. It’s especially apparent this time of year, when the leaves are off the trees, and all of those pesky colorful reflections are gone.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Sunset at Half-Moon Bay

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Sunsets over the Hudson are often just spectacular. I really should hang out there at the end of the day more. This painting and others are for sale this weekend at the Croton Artisans show at the municipal building. I have one spot left for a portrait today and a few spots open tomorrow. It’s going to be fun!

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Half-Hour Portrait

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I occasionally get to paint the same person twice. Which is fun and also a challenge. I painted this woman almost a year ago and then again recently, with her new dark, wavy locks. Maybe next year there’ll be a new iteration?
If you’d like your own portrait, I’m painting in Croton this weekend! Email me to reserve a spot or just stop by.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Black Rock Park No. 7

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Here’s a sunnier day, when the sycamores still had their leaves, looking downstream toward Quaker Bridge. There are the remains of an old dam (Croton people: a dam, right? Not a bridge?) going across here, which is why it looks like it was painted in the middle of the river. I’ll be selling this painting at the Holiday Boutique this weekend; until then it is for sale on my Etsy site.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Yorktown Sunset

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This sunset was spectacular the night of a recent art opening high on a hill. But what struck me was that almost everyone involved in the event was wearing oversized round tortoiseshell glasses. I am exaggerating only a tiny bit. I asked the gallery owner (major tortoiseshells) about this fact, but she and her bespectacled associate looked at me blankly. So I still don’t know what was up with that. And I am still curious.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Bovina No. 3

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I learned something useful, completely by mistake, with this painting. I like to paint roads, and often the best view is from the middle of the road. So I take photos from the car. (Usually when I’m in the passenger seat.) But they’re blurry, which is annoying. So it was a happy accident that my camera was set to “video” here, and I shot several seconds before realizing it. Back on my computer, I made a cool discovery—I can pause that video anywhere I want and get exactly the view I want, in focus. Cool, eh? So now I take a lot of very boring videos.