“Moody Marsh” | 12×12″ – pastel
Here’s a recent piece I started as a demo for the Artists in Action program at the Saratoga Springs Public Library. The program is run through a partnership of Saratoga Arts and the library to make the Arts more accessible to the public.
I’d like to thank Chris Alexander for considering me for this program. I had great fun!
It captures a marsh near Lake George on a foggy, rainy November afternoon.
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.
I had a great time in my Color Harmonies workshop at Saratoga Arts yesterday. I woke up feeling a bit under the weather, but a little cold medicine took care of that, and I was off. I was looking forward to seeing my students, and actually painting during the day instead of just before midnight! Ha!
Many thanks to Donna, Jane, Lynn, Pam, Andrea, and Rita for joining me! They all produced great work, however I forgot to take pics.
This was my second demo that I finished up this morning. It’s an example of a orange/blue complementary color scheme.
Here’s my first piece – a little vignette of the marsh in Fall. It felt great to get back into the swing of things after the busyness of the holidays, and a recent bout of illness. Thanks Kim for nudging me! I can’t wait to see what the month brings!
9×9″ | Pastel
Matted and Framed (18×18″)
$450 – Available at Clement Gallery
I am so pleased to announce that one of my most favorite pastels; “Cape Marsh” was accepted into the “Dust to Dust: Second Annual Pastel Exhibition” at Clement Galleryin downtown Troy, NY. It’s truly an honor to be included with this line up of excellent pastel artists, many of whom I know and admire. The opening is this Friday from 6 – 9 PM during Troy Night Out. I hope you can make it!
This is my afternoon demo from the Landscapes in Oil workshop with the Bethlehem Art Association. I would like to do a much larger version of this painting soon. I love those back-lit clouds!
In class we discussed the importance of choosing a good composition, and working from photos. This piece for example was a combination of two separate photos taken on the same day. One photo of the marsh had clear detail of the ground, but the sky was washed out. My solution was to take another photo of the sky with the correct exposure to capture those brilliant clouds.