Pulpit Rock was painted on Monhegan Island en plein air, on what is called the backside of the island. This acrylic painting was created in September when the island takes on a different pallette than during the tourist season.
The painting has warm tones of blue, and the very colorful vegetation and barnacles clinging to the base on a warm autumn day, add to the simplistic, primitive mass shapes.
A painting that was very much a physical fete on a beautiful, October Day in New York en plein air,. As an outdoor painter the last warm days of fall are coveted and you must be ready to dash out and seize the day.
The painting is of two of the three falls at Niagara. The large canvas was tethered to one of the metered viewers, so the force of the water would not send it like a kite into the Niagara River. Deep sides of 3 inches give this painting great dimension.
A painting of the Canadian Horseshoe falls at Niagara taken to minimalist.
The first and idea for the Thunder series.
Acrylic on Canvas
This was painted on Monhegan Island on the road on the way to the lighthouse. The beautiful yellow flowers literally stopped me in my tracks and the painting became all about the yellow flowers, without being a flower painting. The approach was bold and simple and is one of my favorite Monhegan pieces. To me this says Monhegan
Painted at the base of the American Falls, a place I paint at often.
The Falls is kind of like Monet's Haystacks, so many different effects to capture of one subject, although haystacks have not been known to been in a constant range of movement. It's been said that if 17 jets flew over the Falls at the same time, the roar of the Falls would drown them out.
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Niagara Thunder #6
Canadian Horseshoe falls in Autumn. The colors in the water change
with the seasons and with the vegetation growing near and in the water.