Sloatsburg Dam on the Ramapo River

This painting is acrylic on canvas. I began it during the Sloatsburg Plein Air event on May 16, 2021. Just ahead of where I stood, the water falls over the dam a distance of about 4 feet creating turbulence. The river bed has numerous rocks and some fallen trees that produce more turbulence. The location is secluded and has a magical feel.

Central Park Arch

The Central Park Arch depicted here is in the Northwest corner of Central Park and is part of a bridge made of tight fitting stones with no mortar. The stones are a dark, dark, grey– almost black when they are in shade and they are a very light grey with a hue similar to concrete when they are in the strong sun. I found the rocks very challening to capture correctly.