First Thaw

First Thaw

11x14

This one was painted on the last Saturday of the year, as the winter wonderland was quickly melting.

Winter Blanket

Winter Blanket

8x10

Behind Bacon Street in Le Roy, New York, an umbrella plus no wind facilitated this painting to be made, with a steady fall of large fluffy flakes.

Study with Zorn's Palette

Study with Zorn's Palette

This 8x10 was a study to paint with the limited palette of Anders Zorn. Using only ivory black, white, yellow ochre, and red was a challenge, and a good exercise in the importance of establishing values.

Better Days Behind

Better Days Behind

8x10
Many painting days in Wester New York present an old barn as the subject. This one, like many others from the 19th and 20th centuries, has fallen into a state of disrepair, and will probably fall down before it's taken down. Light as seen through a building always catches my eye, and this warm spring day presented an opportunity to render the holes and also the contrast of highlights over shadows.

April on the Tonawanda

April on the Tonawanda

5x7
A blustery day in April seems like a good one to paint small, and after lots of rain, the water was briskly moving.

Veils of Spring

Veils of Spring

18x24
A fine late April day on Dorman Road in the town of Alexander was a good one to paint a big one. The willows took the lead on leaving.

Hay Day

Hay Day

14 x 18, sold

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