"Two Red Barns" Pastel on Pastel Premiere 16 x 20 Available
A pair of barns in New York State, late spring.
New York State Barn Series, 1 : Adirondack Barn 8 x 10
The first in a large series of NYS barns. This project will eventually be comprised of numerous historic barns from throughout NYS.
New York State Barn Project #2: Barn Near Dryden
The second in my NYS barn project. This project will eventually depict numerous barns across NYS, and proceeds from show sales will go, in part, to benefit historic preservation of barns.
New York State Barn Series #3: Near Keuka Lake, NY
The third in my NYS barn project. This project will eventually depict numerous barns across NYS, and proceeds from show sales will go, in part, to benefit historic preservation of barns.
Keene Barn, Last Spring Pastel on Pastel Premiere, 12 x 24 Sold
The last spring this barn ever knew, it was a favorite among photographers, artists, romantics, all. The empty spot is haunting now.
Sunset on Scofield Road, Pastel on Paper 12 x 24 Available
Generations of my immediate family have made the 3-mile walk that takes us up the hill to this wonderful view. The light from the setting sun diffuses and washes everything in warm color.
"Wine Country Rustic" Pastel on Pastel Premier 9 x 12
A scene from the area around New York State's wine country.
First Light, Pastel on PastelBord, 16 x 20 Sold
This rather large plein air painting was done on location in Upper Jay, NY, where there is a rare juxtaposition of farmland and visible High Peaks. This particular morning, in mid-August had leftover remnants of dew on the newly cut field, and quietude was blanketing the scene.
Winter Pasture, 20 x 24 Pastel on Paper. Available.
It's January in the North Country, and the cattle are happy for the wan sunshine, and the unrolled bale of straw.
"Second Cut" Pastel on Paper, 12 x 24. Available.
The studio version of "First Light," with a widened horizon and more distant feel. This painting was chosen to be in the "East Meets West: Pastels Across New York" exhibit in May of 2016.
The Farm in Early Spring Pastel on Pastelmat 10 X 13 Available.
From a road trip on a Saturday before Easter, this painting is all about the farmland being nudged back into wakefulness by the warming spring sun.
The Old Yellow Barn Pastel on Paper 12 x 10 Available
Upstate New York is rife with old barns. This one has weathered time well, with its sturdy foundation, and pleasing shape. Remnants of yellow paint still adorn it.
The Work Gloves Pastel on Paper 12 x 10 Artist's Collection
Taken from a family photo, c. 1914, this is my grandfather. Though he lived on a farm, when he became sick, he was sent to another farm to recover. I knew him him as a happy man, with busy hands. Here he's ready to go, work gloves on, his big-buttoned overalls swamping him, and his jaunty straw hat giving him a charming air. I wonder why he was standing in the field with that cow--and why someone had a camera out there.
Windy Mountain Farm, Pastel on PastelBord 6 x 18 Sold
This painting was sold off the easel at the Adirondack Plein Air Festival. Norman Ridge Road again, with its sweeping vistas.
You Look Lovely This Evening Pastel on Paper Available
Please see the Animal category for the story behind this painting.
"New Kid in Town" Pastel on Paper 12 x 9 Available.
Perhaps a distant relative to the goat in "Just Kidding!" this darling was beautifully sun-struck. New life, new to light.
"Alpacalypse!" Pastel on Paper 12 x 9 Available.
This marvelous, alert, young girl was keeping a close eye on everything in her purview. Quiet, graceful, and regal, yet with a wonderfully quirky and delightful expression. She may have been amused by the halo of hay her companion alpaca managed to be wearing on her head.
This piece was accepted into the Adirondack National Pastel Exhibit and is on display at the Shirt Factory Gallery in Glens Falls, NY
Just Kidding! Pastel on PastelBord, 16 x 20 Available
Dozens of baby goats were lavished with attention at the local farm's "kidding day" event. This jaunty little girl was cozy in the warm barn with her straw and alfalfa. Her collar pronounced her birthday to be 3/24/16!