Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Half Frozen

Half Frozen is the title of this 9"x12" and also how I felt when it was finished. This is one of my favorite painting spots in Old Forge overlooking the Toby Trail. Old Forge is an amazing little town in the Adirondack Mountains. It's about an hour drive for me but worth it. They have a great Art Center there of which I am a member and as much charm as you could ask for.
This particular day was overcast but warming enough to melt some of the ice on the lake... hence the title :) Lots of subtle grays in this one I'm not sure the picture does it justice. I really enjoyed painting this despite the cold. There was a small lock/dam there with overflowing water (sounded like a decent waterfall) right behind me as I painted and the light remained fairly constant. It was a great day to be outside painting!



  1. what a nice painting, I love the grays and the reflexion of trees on the water.Congratulation.

  2. Thanks Jesus!
    Great to hear from you again.

  3. There's something very satisfying about the sound of water - whether it's the sound of a waterfall, ocean waves, or a swift, runny stream. One of the little joys of plein air painting :) Lucky you!

  4. Thanks Kay!
    Yep, couldn't agree more. I love this stuff, it's the best :)

  5. glad i found your blog chad
    your paintings are wonderful
    strong design and solid values
    not easy capturing grey days!

  6. Thanks Rob,
    Very kind comments, and yes those greys are subtle :)