Thanks to an invitation to participate in a show at Windham Fine Arts, a gallery in upstate New York, I’ve been hunting views of the Hudson River – the theme of the show is the River as 2009 is the 400th anniversary of its discovery by the Dutch. In between setting up my show at the Salmagundi Club and gallery-sitting, I’ve been painting outside. I first tackled some spots in Manhattan. Riverside Park, by the boat basin was a nice spot.

Set up at Boat Basin

I also ventured to Battery Park with my pochade box. These last few days I’ve ventured further north into Westchester County, and discovered a lovely park in Peekskill.

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I was tempted to paint the ice cream truck, but was unsure how long it would stay.  Besides, it was playing Christmas tunes for some reason and was very annoying!  I even found a tiny town park in Buchanan, and a great spot by a marina in Tarrytown.  So, I now have several paintings I’ve started. Stay tuned! These paintings are due to be delivered by June 22, so I haven’t got much time…. except to get back to work!

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