Saturday, May 27, 2017

Finished March (yes March) Paintings!

     At almost the end of May, I'm just getting to photographing, labeling and varnishing the March paintings and I got a new camera and haven't learned to use it yet, so some of these are not quite right. So while it may be warm today, you may see some snow in these paintings from two months ago, here they are:

 #955   Outback, rear window  3-2-17  9x12 

#956  Papermill from Cleveland St. Glens Falls, NY.  3-3-17  14x16  

#957  3-4-17  Cargill @ Rt. 29 Salem, NY.  3-4-17  11x14

#958  Burton Rd. Easton, NY.  3-5-17  9x12 

#959  Brownell Corners Rd.  3-6-17  16x20 

#961  Black creek Rd.  3-8-17  12x16

#962  Five Combines, Hudson Falls, NY. 3-10-17  12x16

#963  Oak St. Glens Falls, NY.  3-11-17  8x10  

#965  Still life with lemon  3-14-17 8x10  

#967  Church St. Greenwich, NY.  3-16-17  12x11

#968  View from 2nd fl. Ballston Spa, NY. 3-17-17  12x9  

#970  Amtrak Yard Ft. Edward, NY. 3-18-17  12x16

#971  Yellow flower in growler 3-22-17  12x9

#972  Victory Mills, NY.  3-23-17  12x17  

#973  Stevenson Rd. 3-30-17  14x16

Sunday, May 14, 2017

More paint, More paint!

         The last month has been a blur, with a service trip to South Carolina, an apartment to repaint, a tree smashing onto my garage,  I've felt behind the whole time.  So I haven't been blogging, but I've managed to paint, at least a little bit, so here goes:

Friday was beautiful out.

      #997  Railyard         5-12-17        16x18   

#996  Outback (flowering crab apple)         5-11-17        8x10  

#995  Spring and Broad,         5-11-17       8x10

#994  Blue Mountain Lake, town beach.        5-10-17     9x12

#993 blue Mountain Lake from Castle rock trail      5-10-17     9x12

#992  Merrimac St.  Boston, MA.      5-8-16     10x8

So this happened last week, so I'll have to fix it.

#991 S. Union St.   5-3-17     8x10

#990  E. Main St.         5-2-17         12x9

#989  Cemetery, Center Cambridge.    5-1-17       10x8

#988  Pig party! Sunderlin Rd. Shushan, NY.    4-30-17    9x12

#987  Yankee Hill,  4-27-17  16x18

#986  Scoharie Crossings Aqueduct on Scoherie Creek.   5-27-17   16x20

#985  View from porch,  S. Union St.   5-26-17  16x18

#984  W. Main St.   5-24-17  11x14

#983  Turnpike Rd.  5-23-17 11x14

During Easter break, I chaperoned for a service trip to South Carolina,  VOSCA, or volunteers to S. Carolina, with 20 high school students, including my daughter, it was quite a trip! 

                     I realize there are a lot of gaps here, who are all the people and where are all these places?  A lot of the time I'm asking that same question, so yea, life is a blur, but it's certainly not dull!  If you have questions just ask, I'll be happy to try and answer them, most of all these paintings are available for sale, except the two canal paintings currently just submitted for a show.  Thanks for reading my blog!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A ton of work

       It's been a while since my last post, a long while, 28 days.  Since then I have done 13 paintings and a whole lot of other stuff that's just gotten in the way of painting, but that's life, so without delay here they are, from the most recent back.

Yesterday, 77F  sunny to slightly overcast.


#980  Battenkill @ Battenville    4-10-17     14x16     

The spring run off is in full swing, with high waters, and the notable color of that water, different than usual. 

Yesterday I had to do errands in Saratoga, so I thought I'd do a common street scene, I found light on these two houses seen from the intersection of Regent and park St.

Here is a progress shot. 

#979   Regent and Park     4-9-17      12x16

Saturday I was in Glens Falls for an opening, I had just enough light to do this. 

The light moved quickly and I had only  1/2 hr. to work. 

#978   Warren St.  Glens Falls      4-8-17    14x11

Thursday was pretty gray, but there was some thinning of the cloud cover and this light was bouncing off the very full Owlkill Creek as it overflowed through the oxbow.

#977   Owlkill Creek at Shunpike Rd.     4-6-17     12x9 

Much of this time was very cloudy, I hate to paint in cloudy weather, but I'm compelled to get out and find something, even a little lightning in the distance will do the job.

#976  Tollison Rd.  @ Wilbur Farm     4-5-17    16x12  

On Friday April 3rd I found this right down the street.  

#975 West Main St. @ Pearl     4-3-17    12x9  

This is railroad ave in Hoosick Falls, NY.  another cloudy day that let up some sun just in the nick of time.

It's funny how you notice things when looking at the scene and the painting next to each other like this, should have been obvious, but it's not the reality of it. 

#974  R.R. Ave, Hoosick Falls, NY.     4-2-17    9x12  xx

Here is a little "farm industrial"  I was struck by the squareness of the truck and how it fit into the landscape.  

#972  Eddie Rd @ Ford Farm    3-30-17   14x16

This is in the town of Victory, as in the victory over the British in 1777,  the place has seen better days. 

#971 View of Victory Mills       3-23-17    12x16  

#970  Yellow flower in growler   3-22-17   12x11 

This is the rail yard in Hudson Falls, it was a warm day, and the snow with the tall grass made it feel like a beach, except without an ocean.

#969  Hudson Falls rail yard    3-18-17   12x16

This is my set up to paint out the 2nd floor window of the National Bottle Museum in Ballston Spa, NY.

The place had it's challenges, inside was very dark and the scene out the window very bright.

#968  View from 2nd floor, Ballston Spa, NY   3-17-17   12x9

We had a lot of snow for March, and had it not been March I might not have been sick of it, and painting white, but this scene was marked by the strong contrast between black and white and I liked it a lot. 

#966  Church St, Greenwich, NY    3-16-17   12x11

            So that's the post for today, I'll be chaperoning a service trip with my daughter and 19 other high school seniors and juniors to South Carolina. We'll be fixing homes in an underprivileged community and I won't be able to bring my paints, although I'll bring a drawing pad and pencils and will sketch. So I'm sure this will be an exciting trip, Emma will be going to college in the fall, so I'll enjoy the time with her and her friends.  As always, thanks for reading, and sorry about the gaps in this blog!