I began this painting on May 17, 2021 at the Duck Pond in a Bergan County park in Glen Rock…
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.
I am pleased to be featured in a wonderful article in the June 2021 edition of the NYC Urban Sketchers…
This drawing is 8 by 11 inches and is down with 2 colors of marker (black and brown) and colored pencils on tinted paper. A flower pot with some zinnias was set on the front porch. It was drawn on June 22, 2021 in the late afternoon. A spell of hot dry weather has turned the nearby grass mostly yellow. So the major color in the scene comes from the flowers and the porch floor.
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.
This group of musicians was playing on the circle near the north end of the park just west of the playground. They made a nice subject for the drawing.
On April 10, 2021, we had a beautiful spring day with temperatures in the 60s. I went to a Bergman…
My plans for 2021 (as of today) include the following Plein Aire events:
Sloatsburg Plein Aire in Rockland County, NY 5/16/2021
Go Paint Chippewa Valley in North West Wisconsin 9/25 – 10/03/2021
The scene is one with both a pink canopy and a pink carpet. The trees are spaced close enough that their branches are intervoven and the canopy overhead is almost solid. While the weather was still cold, the sun was out and the scene was magical. I worked in ink with a variety of brush pens for about 3 hours.
My work is included in a pop up exhibit that opened on March 2nd, 2021 in the iconic hall of New York’s Grand Central Station.