Monday, September 19, 2011

Hudson River Fellowship 2011 Part 3

A few more plein air sketches from this year's Hudson River Fellowship. The first image is from Elka Park. The second is from the top of Hunter Mountain. The ski resort maintains their lift in the summer and they invited us to use their lift for free during the fellowship. A number of us went up the last day to paint. As it turns out the view is pretty incredible. The final image is below the bridge at Platte Clove. A pine tree has happy placed itself between a rock and a ... rock.

All three are painted on prepared paper with oils.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Hudson River Fellowship 2011 Part 1

Here are some studies from this year's Hudson River Fellowship centered in Hunter, New York in the Catskills.  This year I primarily divided my time between Platte Clove and Elka Park.  I'll share a few pictures at a time over the next couple of weeks. My primary purpose this year was to find general textures, details and scenes that can have broad application in whatever compositions I decide to pursue

Here are some close up texture and plant studies, these were all done in a small area in Elka Park in single sessions. They are all done in oil on prepared Canson Canva paper.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Saturday, September 3, 2011