Friday, July 24, 2009

update from the woods

Getting into week 3 here at the Hudson River Landscape Fellowship. The days have been packed! We're up with the sun and in the field all day, many times until after sunset. Then it's a rush to cook dinner and crash out, so I haven't had much time to update the blog. Those of you reading Sadie Valeri's blog ... she brought her own internet connection device and is updating every night, (that's not fair Sadie!) I don't have any new photos of work tonight but here are some photos from the last few weeks, we're having an awesome time together. I'll try to get a bunch of good photos of the work before we're done here. Thanks to Dorian Iten & Sadie Valeri for sharing their photos for this post!

sunset at Inspiration Point

Sadie, Lauren, Charles, and Ken reading from our collection of Hudson River School painters

the view from Hunter Mountain

painting in the rain under a shelter at North South Lake

now this is a work of art!

Nick Hiltner & Shane Wolf cooking up a storm

getting ready to paint the sunset

at one of our evening meetings where we share and discuss what we've been working on

The sunset painting session going off!

me, totally psyched under my new umbrella, still painting in a downpour

Anthony Velasquez working hard on the glasses tan

Shane Wolf at the top of Kaaterskill Falls today

Jennifer Worsley drawing at the top of the falls

Noah Layne & Shane Wolf taking a yoga break

Thursday, July 16, 2009

more field studies from HRLF

Still having an awesome time up at the Hudson River Landscape Fellowship! Here are some more field studies. I photographed the work in really poor lighting and am trying to see if we can organize some better documentation of the art for future blog posts.

by Dave Gluck

by Lauren Sansaricq

by Shane Wolf

by Erik Koeppel

by Jacob Collins

by Noah Layne

by Emilie Lee

Monday, July 13, 2009

Field studies from the Hudson River Landscape Fellowship

Reporting from the Hudson River Fellowhip where we just finished our first week. The weather has been great and we're having an awesome time up here. Here are some quick photos I took at our meeting tonight just to give you an idea of what we're working on.

by Jacob Collins

by Charles Williams

by Ken Salaz

by Dorian Iten

by Sadie Jernigan Valeri

by Anthony Velazquez

by Shane Wolf

by Peter Sakievich

by Erik Koeppel

by Noah Layne

by Lauren Sansaricq

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Kaaterskill Falls: day 2

Today a bunch of us went to draw at Kaaterskill Falls, another spot made famous by the Hudson River School painters. It's just a 10 minute drive from where we are staying.

"Kaaterskill and Haines Falls" by Hermann Fuechsell 1865

"Kauterskill Falls" by S.R. Gifford 1871

"Kindred Spirits" by Asher B. Durand 1849

Here we are today, having a quiet morning before the tourists started to show up. We're focusing on close studies of nature, to learn how water behaves, how roots connect to the ground, etc. it's pretty fascinating and exciting to be out here working among a crew of super motivated artists! go team.

Ken Salaz measuring up to the falls

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Hudson River Landscape Fellowship: Day 1

Reporting from Hunter, NY ... the HRLF ROCKS!!! We all arrived yesterday afternoon, there are 17 artists here, some came from far away lands like Switzerland, Italy, and Toronto. Last night we kicked it off with an inspiring slide show by Travis Schlaht & Edward Minoff along with past fellows Shane Wolf and Thomas Kegler.

Today started out bright and early, everyone was stoked to check out sunset rock, a famous spot where all the Hudson River School painters liked to work.

Just to let everyone back at GCA know ... Lauren still gets graphite all over her face within the first 5 minutes of drawing

the storm started to roll in around noon

but we didn't retreat until the thunder and lightening got super serious ... and then it started downpouring and hailing! Pretty exciting retreat off the mountain ...

with this amazing view of the Hudson River under the storm

but then the sun came out within an hour

and we all had a productive afternoon drawing in the sun