Monday, June 25, 2012

Lakeside Rhythm

Lakeside Rhythm : I wanted to focus on design, even en plein air.  This is always tricky, because time is limited.  So I tried to  simplify.  A strip of sunset across the path becomes  a strip of yellow.  The riot of trees through which the water sparkles becomes  one or two shapes.   To do this in limited time, it is so important to get your value sketch working before you get into the paint. 
Lakeside Rhythm is 12x16", oil on canvas.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shoreline Rhythm

Shoreline Rhythm : Again, I'm trying to focus more on the "rhythm" than on the "shoreline".  Don't paint stuff.  Paint shapes and values.  For fun, I've posted the photo of this scene here, too.  Did I simplify enough?
Shoreline Rhythm is 12x16", oil on canvas.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

Photo of Shoreline

Shoreline Photo:  For fun, here is where I was standing when I painted the two "rhythm" paintings. 

Friday, June 22, 2012

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Summer at Moose River

Summer at Moose River: The day was hot, humid and glorious.  It was almost too hot to paint outside.  But my daughter and I set up near the bridge and painted the river valley anyway.  I think the intense heat nearly splintered the light!   I was painting here one summer when my friend in her tomato-soup-colored  VW Bug stopped mid-span, and shouted out her window: "Betsy, look who's watching you!"  I turned, and gazing thoughtfully over my shoulder at my canvas  was a deer.  She pondered my work for a while, then ambled away.
Summer at Moose River is 9x12" oil on canvas.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Near Green Bridge

Near Green Bridge: I paint here every year.  I think it might be the most gorgeous place in the Adirondacks. 
Near Green Bridge is 12x12", oil on canvas.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Inlet, Sunset

We are almost to the longest day of the year!  Midsummer.  It's been in the 80s during the day.   Nothing glows like Inlet at dusk.

Inlet, Sunset is 12x16", oil on canvas.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Friday, June 15, 2012

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Moose River South

We had the Thursday painters near McKeever Bridge south of Thendara.  What a glorious day!

Moose River South is 9x12" oil on canvas.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Watery Meadow

I did this in the one hour I had before I had to pick up my daughter and nieces from drama camp!

Watery Meadow is 6x8" oil on canvas.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Sunday, May 27, 2012