Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Golden Pastures

8 x 10
Oil on panel

Yesterday, Kate McGloughlin, from the Woodstock School of Art, sent emails around asking for artwork for the Ronald McDonald house in Albany. They need quite a number of landscapes and they asked for pastoral scenes and other traditional subjects.  I'm hoping they will like this Hudson River School style painting I did recently. 
It's loosely a scene from across the river looking back at the Catskills.  Please don't go looking for the exact location! Not unless you want to poke around inside my head, LOL!

I dearly love the Ronald McDonald house!  Eight years ago, my tiny granddaughter spent the first four months of her life in the neonatal intensive care unit at Albany Med.  The Ronald McDonald house is nearby and they also have a center right at the hospital.  My son and daughter in law are fortunate enough to live in the Capital district, so they didn't need to stay at Ronald's house.  However, we all reaped the benefits of the center at the hospital. They provided sofas and places to relax, playthings for kids and spots to use your computer. There was a kitchen and often times pizza and other food was either donated or brought in to share among the families. I can't say enough good things about the Ronald McDonald House. 

Small Show at Hurley Ridge

Yeah, well, I can see that a ruler would have come in handy!  My friend, Lois, helped me hang a few of my paintings at Hurley Ridge Market, just outside Woodstock, the other day. If it hadn't been so cold and we weren't in front of a door, we probably could have done a better job!
My husband never "eyeballs" something. He would have had his tape measure out, making me crazy with his preciseness!  The rail the paintings hang from has a bow in it, so that was part of the problem. All in all, I was happy with how we did it. No easy task with people walking past that we both knew and wanted to chat with.  Actually, I think the movement is growing on me! It flows!