The Saranac River, Autumn 12 x 24 Pastel. Available
Autumnal Approach 18 x 12 Available
"Heron Marsh, September" 14 x 11 Available
On Fox Farm Road 14 x 11 SOLD
At the Cascades, Adirondacks 12 x 18 Available
Shingle Mill Falls, September 11 x 14 Available
Adirondacks, Clouds on a June Morning 20 x 16 SOLD
I was mesmerized by clouds again, and the subtle ground colors in the first full week of summer.
Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, Early Spring 26 x 21 Available
If you are able to eventually walk past the flowering cherry trees, and are not ensnared by the captivating scent and color of the lilacs, you'll come to a subtle place in the gardens. No frantic hive of lookers here, instead, Olmstead's long view of the garden, come to fruition.
"Heron Marsh, August" 6 x 18 SOLD
Serenity, Pastel on PastelBord Available 6 x 18
Norman Ridge, August Afternoon 11 x 14 Available
The landowner let me drive my Outback into his field, affording me a slightly different view of the mountain range from Norman Ridge.
The wind always blows up there, and it's big sky country for the Adirondacks.
Down by the River 11 x 14 Available
On the Saranac River between Bloomingdale and Franklin Falls NY. A favorite fishing spot for brown trout!
The Fallen Log 12 x 24 Available
A ubiquitous part of the Adirondack landscape.
Gallery matted and framed.
Saranac River: Winter 12 x 24 Available
Whiteface from Little Cherry Creek Bog, Plein Air 12 x 12 Available
Presented in a gold plein air frame
Barnum Pond 6 x 8 Available
Keene Barn: Old Friends 12 x 12 Available, LPCA Main Street, Lake Placid, NY
Another take on the now gone Keene Barn. Here it's shown with a tree might have been a sapling when the barn was first constructed.
Rock Hopping on Whiteface 12 x 24 Pastel Available
Presented in a gallery mat/frame combination.
"Split Rock Falls" 24 x 12 Available
Created during the Adirondack Plein Air Festvial, 2016. There are rain drop marks in the sky from the on site weather. I left them there for authenticity.
Matted, gallery framed. All archival materials.
"Riverwalk" Plein Air, Saranac Lake, NY 12 x 9, Available.
Presented in a gold, plein air frame. Gorgeous nuances of color with a hint of mystery.
Rob's Fishing Hole, Cascades, Adirondacks 24 x 12, Plein Air Available
Presented in a gold plein air frame.
"Adirondack August" Pastel on PastelMat 24" x 12" Sold
Matted with a white 8-ply archival mat, framed in a flat-front Canadian Walnut gallery frame. Simple and elegant, archival quality framing, UV museum grade acrylic (no breaking during shipping).
"Summer Evening on Lake Flower, 12 x 12 SOLD
Ghost Story 13 x 10 Plein Air, Available
Gallery presentation (frame and mat). Depicting the moonrise, August, 2016, during the Adirondack Plein Air Festival.
"Franklin Falls Pond, Early Spring" 11 x 14 Pastel Available
Still Standing, Pastel on PastelBord 36 x 24 Available
The High Peaks region of New York State's six-million acre Adirondack Park have been a source of inspiration for generations of artists. From the sublime to the magnificent, it is a place where humans are able to live in anything from a tent to an historic Great Camp, in a town, or on a mountainside. Loons call, wolves howl, bear roam, bald eagles soar, while I paint in the woods or on a roadside.
The Enigma of Light Pastel on PastelBord 12 x 16 SOLD
Norman Ridge Road, in Vermontville, NY, is one of my favorite painting locations. The wide expanse of fields, barns, and widely-spaced homes is surrounded by mountain views, while the light show in the sky is always "on."
Lake Colby Sunset: Day is Done Pastel on PastelMat 8 x 10 Available
The third in a series of paintings from the progression of one night's sunset. Lake Colby, in Saranac Lake, NY is an area favorite for watching the close of day.
"Storm's Coming" Pastel on board 18 x 24
Afternoon storms sweeping across Norman Ridge.
Wilderness Pastel on Pastel Premier 12 x 16 Available.
While the Band Played, Saranac Lake, NY Plein Air, 9 x 12, Sold
"The Point" Pastel on Board, 8 x 10
It's close to spring in the Adirondacks-the first hint is the melting ice around the stump in the water.
Adirondack Camp View, Pastel on Paper Commissioned. Privately Owned
"Autumn Impressions" Pastel on paper 9 x 12 Available.
Golden Tamaracks on a Windswept Day 5 x 7 Pastel on PastelMat Available
Long after the deciduous leaves have fallen and you've resigned yourself to the onset of winter, the Golden Tamarack needles turn a brilliant shade of yellow, startling those who aren't familiar with them.
This little plein air sketch is from Norman Ridge Road, with the wind keeping up a steady roar, moving the low clouds across the mountains.
Hang the Moon Pastel on PastelBord 14 x 11 Available
Another Norman Ridge Road piece, this was done in late August, the hay bales ready for the bison herd's winter fodder.
Small Works: The Road Home 4 x 4 Framed and Matted Available
Small Works: Study for Enigma of Light 5 x 5 pastel on Pastel Premier, framed and matted Available.
Small Works: Spring Ice 4 x 4 Framed and Matted Available
Small Works, Rough Edges: Owl's Head 5 x 5 Framed and Matted Available
Late Summer Splendor Pastel on Wallis Paper 11 x 14
Warmth radiates through this painting that depicts an elegant tree on the shores of Lake Flower in Saranac Lake. Matted and framed in chocolate colored materials, the narrow frame has graceful carvings on it.
Leaves Will Fall, Pastel on PastelMat 8 x 10
The Saranac River elegantly winds through some flatlands that are often flooded in spring. In the autumn, the region is picturesque and aglow with color as the falling leaves are carried downstream.
Winter Pasture 20 x 24 Pastel on Paper Available
It's January in the North Country and the cattle are out to get some fresh air in the wan winter light. They love their bale of last summer's straw. On the road between Plattsburgh and Saranac Lake, NY. Framed in wood that compliments the color of the cattle.
Snow Sketch: Late Afternoon Light Pastel on Paper 8 x 10 Available
Old Building on Depot Street Pastel on Paper 5 x 7 Available
Underpainted in watercolor, and finished in pastel, this small painting depicts what used to be an old lumber warehouse, long before Home Depot. Elegantly matted and framed.
Black Pond Pastel on PastelBord, plein air 16 x 12 Available.
Painted at the VIC at Paul Smiths College, Paul Smiths, NY
On Cobble Hill Pastel on Paper 12 x 12 Available
A favorite place of generations of NorthWood School students.
Paddle on Lake Colby 12 x 16 Pastel on PastelBord Available
Not only is Lake Colby great for sunsets, but it's a wonderful, quiet, lake to take a kayak out on. In one cove, there are colorful waterlilies.
It Snowed Last Night! Pastel on Paper 12 x 9 Available.
A first winter's snow, brought to a warm, crystalline glow by the rising sun, washing the tall trees in light.
Underpainted with metallics, finished with pastels.
Path in the Forest Pastel on Pastel Premier 16 x 12 Privately Owned
This path leads to a clearing that is home to a vernal pond, and natural terraces of stone and trees.
Reflections from a Train Pastel on Paper 11 x 14 Available
Matted and framed, this is a favorite painting of a number of folks who've seen it. The Adirondack Scenic Railway, which may be history soon, chugs through this beautiful area in the summer months.
Under the Old Tree, Pastel on PastelBord 16 x 20 Available
This is a wonderful tree that sits on the edge of pastureland, again on Norman Ridge Road. It would be a great picnic tree.
Under the Old Tree in Autumn Pastel on PastelBord 11 x 14 Available
A few month's after the first "Under the Old Tree."
Adirondack Sunset Pastel on PastelBord 16 x 20 Available.
Small Scenes: Quietude 4 x 4 Sold
Lake Colby Sunset: Yellow Reflections Pastel on PastelMat 8 x 10 Sold
The first in a series of paintings from one night's sunset.
Adirondack Loj Road Pastel on PastelMat 11 x 14 Available
Completed during an Adirondack Plein Air Festival, this view is always different, always magical.
Snow Sketch: Sunstruck Sold
Winter Awakening in the Adirondacks 12 x 12 Available
Keene Barn, Last Spring, 12 x 24 Sold
The Keene Barn was a longstanding (literally) Adirondack favorite of photographers and artists. Sadly it was torn down in 2016.
This painting depicts it on a day in very early spring--its last spring.
Following is a poem I wrote about its being gone:
I am now no more than the sum of loss
Wrenched from where I stood, no rib left lying
To be bleached white by sun or drenched by rain
My absence a cave of stunned, bright loss to
You, who would pull at heartstrings using me
Now you’re bound to me in fond remembrance
You stand on the bank, a dune of smooth death,
And wait, hoping for some phosphorescent
Specter of me to curl and drift, to carve
An edge here, a rough spine there, filaments
Of fancy in the broad, cracked, emptiness
To fill your canvas or your page or lens
It rains, the ground is damp, the air is close
I, clever in my immortality
Catch you, sagging, on the lip of despair
As you view the broad expanse of field and
Mountains, devoid of me now, but for you
As you keep me in the rooms of your mind.
Spring Forward, Please! Pastel on PastelBord 16 x 12 Sold
Little Cherry Creek Bog Pastel on PastelBord Sold.
Old Pine 8 x 6 Pastel on UArt Sold
This old specimen keeps hanging on year after year, and outshines its younger forest companions with its grace and strength.
Adirondack Camp View Pastel on Paper, 4 x 10 Privately Owned.
Saranac River View Pastel on PastelBord 11 x 14 Sold
Bright Paths, New Beginnings: Paul Smiths Admissions Building Pastel on PastelBord 10x 8 Available
Completed at the 2015 Adirondack Plein Air Festival.