Wednesday, December 7, 2016
A view of Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn not far from Washington Avenue. I don't know if one would call it a view up or down Atlantic Avenue. The arrow sign shows you where to pull in for a car wash or a lube. This is a 12x16 oil on panel.
Monday, December 5, 2016
Thursday, December 1, 2016
After passing that steep section of Sheep Hill on the footpath, if you look back, facing north into Vermont, on a sunny day, you will see this view. After all the recent rain, the snow is now gone but its remnants added a nice touch. This is a 9x12 pastel.
Tuesday, November 29, 2016
When walking the path at the top of Sheep Hill, at this particular spot, you can't help but be shocked by the steepness, especially if there's a bit of snow for emphasis, and the sky is churning in a different direction. A 9x12 pastel.
Monday, November 28, 2016
Today was another last best day for a while in terms of the weather, so I went back to the mountain view at the top of Sheep Hill. Mount Greylock in the distance is covered with snow. In front of Mount Greylock is the Hopper, the v-shaped valley. The mountain on the left is Prospect while the one on the right is Stony Ledge. It was a beautiful day to paint outside. Hopefully there will be a couple more best last days.
Sunday, November 27, 2016
For a change of pace I climbed up and down Sheep Hill while it was covered with snow. I only fell down once. My mountain in the distance was surrounded by clouds. At the bottom of the hill next to the path stood the familiar pine tree. This is an 8x10 pastel.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
Friday, November 25, 2016
Thursday, November 24, 2016
At first I thought I might do some edgy veggies, but as I worked on this onion, I saw how vulnerable is the flesh of vegetables. Already the skin of the onion is drying and peeling. This is a 5x7 pastel.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Tuesday, November 22, 2016
I'm still responding to the Farmer's market. 8x10 pastel. Sometimes it's just enough to respond to something simple in front of you. I was heavily invested in the future of our country. Now I have to figure out how to survive mentally and spiritually. So a bunch of carrots makes a lot sense.
Monday, November 21, 2016
Sunday, November 20, 2016
Saturday, November 19, 2016
This afternoon, which might be the last nice day for a while (and I might not be talking just about the weather), I found myself at the top of Sheep Hill again. Why not do the mountain that is constantly staring me in the face? It'll require lots of work to capture the sense of distance and steepness. I've also noticed that this view changes frequently, in terms of sky, light, landscape. Many paintings are present here. Then I realized that I have my own Mont Sainte-Victoire. This painting is a 12x16 oil on panel. That's Mount Greylock and the Hopper in the distance.
Friday, November 18, 2016
Ever since I discovered this view, looking up and looking across almost simultaneously, I wanted to paint it. Left is Sheep Hill and right is Bee Hill road. A thin line of trees separates the road from the steep hill. The painting is a 12x24 oil on canvas.