Friday, April 29, 2011

Pinos Altos Hike

6 x 6
Oil on gallery wrapped canvas
$75. + $5.00 shipping

We went on a short hike outside Silver City NM and found this trail in the Pinos Altos mountains.  I set up my pochade and quickly painted this scene of the trail heading out of the parking area. This area was once a mining spot. We found remnants of the old camp and even an old car that was rotting away.  The woods were thick and of course I always have rattlesnakes on my mind!

Southwestern Mesa

"Southwestern Mesa"
Oil on board

I did this small painting in March while on a road trip through the southwest. We traveled across Texas and were headed for New Mexico. Somewhere along the way, I took this photo of the desert with mountains in the distance and a mesa much closer to the interstate. I think it may have been the Guadeloupe Mts. in the distance, but unfortunately I didn't make note of the area. I saw SO many incredible sights and I took a lot of photos. This is a dramatic change of landscape for me.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Anton Otto Fischer

My brother in law sent me this photo of an oil painting Anton Otto Fischer, illustrator, gave to my in laws, Dick & Blanche Kahil.  They used to own the Rainbow Lodge in Mt. Tremper NY.  Mr. Fischer had a home in Woodstock and was a friend of theirs.  He displayed some of his art in their lodge. He illustrated the Saturday Evening Post, Moby Dick and many, many other books and magazines. I don't know the title of this painting, but it looks a lot like the brook that ran past the kitchen door at the Lodge.