|Along Haven Rd|
The First paint out started out at the Basha Kill. had to postpone because of bad weather but the following Wednesday was just gorgeous. It is a nature lovers wonderland in Sullivan County. Mary Evenlyn Whitehill, I and a turtle met on Haven Rd. There the kayakers, fishermen and the red winged black birds were having a great time.
|Study of Bear Mt Inn|
The following week met at Bear Mountain with Mary Sealfon, Jean Demotses, Esther McHenry, Phylis Tarlow and the ubiquitous Mary Evelyn. Esther and I painted the Inn. Let me rephrase that, I attempted to do the Inn. The heat made it hard to paint in wc, the brush was almost dry before it touched the paper. Taking a second look at my study and it gave me hope for a future studio piece.
|Hey, that's me at the Alpine Pavilion|
This week it was the Alpine Boat Basin. It has this great stone pavilion facing the river. It turned out also to be a trysting place. Mona, Marylyn, Lynwa and I, stood in front of the pavilion and no one painted it. There is a boat dock and the historic Kearney house & tavern. Listed on the National and State Registries of Historic Places as the "Blackledge-Kearney House" but known more familiarly as the "Kearney House" or "Cornwallis Headquarters", this humble structure is the oldest building in the New Jersey Section of the Palisades Interstate Park. The southern half of the house, made of native stone and timbers, dates to before 1802. The northern, wood-frame section was added in the 1840s, the large porch in the early 1900s. Through its long life, the house has served as a Hudson River homestead, a tavern, a park police station, a caretaker's residence, and finally a museum. Today, it helps bring to life two centuries in the story of the Hudson River and those who have depended upon it for their lives and livelihoods. Hoping to do a painting of the Kearney House this weekend.
So next Wednesday July 20, it is Lake Minnewaska for my next paint out. Trying the to keep things as fresh as possible so the following week, Wed 27, it will be the Kingston Light House, weather permitting. I am also starting an album of my Wednesday paintings which will be in a future blog.