Along the Bozenskill river in upstate New York, I discovered a picturesque waterfall. The falls has an idyllic beauty that welcomes the hiker with two stone benches that directly face the falls. Never did I imagine that I would find such an inviting spot to paint. Plein air certainly has some unexpected treasures.
Over the past ten years, I had been on a quest to depict realistic water scenes. As amazing as this experience has been, I feel a new direction is in order. In fact, my last two paintings portray a vibrant warmer color palette. This new oil painting may be representative of future paintings with soft luminescent tones and warm colors.
Updated - The Buttermilk plein aire oil painting is happily framed and situated in a cozy cabin in the Adirondacks. Here is a chronological update from start to finish. I know it will be forever treasured in its home sweet home. Thank you MP!
This painting evokes a reminder of a calm fall day in the Adirondacks. It seems to invite the viewer to take a walk leading into a woodland area where more wonders await.