oil on wood panel; 12 inches x 24 inches
Evening view of the Hudson River at 6:18 pm, mid October 2012 from a Riverside Dr apartment. The early morning view was shown earlier.
45 cm x 60 cm, oil on maple panel
Artist statement: The Sleeping Bear Dunes are shaped by wind, waves and snow. Their sandy surface shows intriguing textures – parallel ripples of sand, circles from wind-blown grasses, designs painted by glittering shells and black sand. Even their major form subtly changes with every storm. It feels good to greet a new day from the Empire Bluff looking at the Great Lake and Living Dunes. My mentors: Karl Zipser, Painting; Troels Jorgensen, Geometry.
Pete Hamill in “Downtown: my Manhattan”, writes that the colonial names for the Hudson and Delaware Rivers were North and South Rivers to delineate the New Netherland colony.
This picture is shown in a juried exhibition at the Dennos museum in Traverse City, MI until April 1st celebrating the museum’s 20th anniversary year.
The ‘seascape’ below was done as a study for the painting shown here.
oil on maple panel, 40 cm x 50 cm
Improvised from a photograph taken near Otter Creek in the Sleeping Bear Dunes