“Evening Moon” | 8×8″ | oil
SOLD – Private collection, Saratoga Springs, NY
Here’s a little oil painting of the full moon from the other night. It was started as a demo at my “Concept to Canvas workshop at Saratoga Arts. My winter schedule is now available on my Workshops page.
At my “Understanding Tonal Values” workshop at Arlene’s, I realized that I forgot my large pastel box. Luckily, I had my handy Terry Ludwig Basic Landscapes set with me – so I was able to get this demo done. I needed the tree stand to be darker than the darkest dark I had, so I decided to do an oil wash there. I am pretty pleased with how it all came together.
Recalling the gorgeous October autumn colors on the marsh.
This and a few of my smaller works are now available at Silverwood Gallery in Saratoga Springs for their holiday show. There’s a reception this evening, 11/17 from 5 – 9 PM. I hope you can make it!
The Oakroom Artists 60th Anniversary show is now up at the Fenimore Gallery at Proctors Theater in Schenectady, NY. Please check it out if you have a chance. The show features the work of over 34 members in a variety of media. My large piece “Dappled” was chosen to featured in an article in the Daily Gazette about the show! What a huge honor.
The upper Hudson River on a beautiful summer day. This little oil is in the Saratoga Arts 10×10 show, opening this evening from 6 – 8 PM. I’m looking forward to this show, it was such a great success last year, and this year we have even more artists of all ages in the community participating!
All of the above, I owe to my supportive family, friends, students, and art collectors. I thank you all for cheering me on all these years. To thank you, I’ll be doing a few special things over the next few weeks – painting give-away, open studio party, etc. Stay tuned…Many thanks to so many of you who’ve supported, inspired and encouraged me throughout the years!
Duane Keiser, and Julian Merrow-Smith were the first Daily Painters I discovered in 2006 who inspired me to paint at least twice a week – thank you! Karen Margulis, Tracy Helgeson, Kim Morin Weineck, Ria Hills and Loriann Signori are a few of the many inspiring and generous artists (including those I didn’t mention by name – you know who you are) who’ve given me advice in the beginning, over the years, and as recently as a month ago! Many thanks to Corina O, and Michelle LaLonde for giving me my very first solo shows. And to all of my supportive family, and art collectors, far and near for enabling me to continue creating art! Thank you!
The above painting is available atSilverwood Galleryin Bolton Landing this month. It is the largest painting I’ve done to date, and a direction (painting larger) I’d like to continue to explore.
I’ve been busy busy, preparing for my upcoming two-woman show with Liron Sissman, at The Clement Art Gallery in Troy, NY. “Peace of Nature” opens on April 29 during Troy Night Out from 6 – 9 PM. I hope you can make it! Here’s the postcard:
This is oil painting is the largest piece of mine that will be in the show, and I SUPER pleased with the way it turned out. It’s inspired by an autumn hike I took a couple years ago with my little ones. This “stream” is actually the AuSable River in the Adirondacks. My happy place. 🙂
Here’s a quick little video of the making of it. Please turn up your volume, and enjoy!
Thinking of summer of Lake George on this Day 27 of the Thirty Paintings in Thirty Days Challenge. We discovered Log Bay and Shelving Rock last July, and we were so happy we did. Lake George with its many islands, narrows, and bays is truly a beautiful lake. We also saw Shelving Rock Falls for the first time as well. It was a great family hike, and we can’t wait to visit again.