Wednesday, January 03, 2007

watercolor landscape, "Duck Brook Bridge, MA" 6x9

Acadia National Park, Maine, has a system of carriage roads established in the 1800's by the Rockefellers and restored by Ed Winterberg. I get the opportunity to work for Wildwood Stables next summer driving horses and giving tours of the Island. What a deal. Working horses and painting where Thomas Cole, Fredrick Church and others painted and many still do. I met New York pleinair painter Walter Mosely here and would have met more but I was busy painting too. My journal is filled with notes to explore on this winter's easle.
"Strokes carry a message whether you will it or not. The stroke is just like the artist at the time he makes it. All the certainties, all the uncertainties, all the bingness of his spirit and all the littlenesses are in it." Robert Henri, "The Art Spirit"



Blogger Rhonda Hurwitz said...

this is lovely

8:31 PM  

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