Monday, October 7, 2013

Olana event: "Creating the landscape within the landscape" en plein air paintings by Gretchen Kelly

I participated in the second Olana en plein air event "Creating the landscape with in the landscape", which was held from Thursday through Saturday midday. The reception viewing and auction were following on Saturday afternoon.  26 top Artists participated and hung paintings which were presented at auction after a well attended viewing cocktail reception at the carriage barn at Olana and hosted by Olana and the Columbia County Council on the Arts. Below are my paintings on site at Olana.

the new view from Crown Hill trail looking towards the barns and on the top of the hill is the mansion

view from across the pond towards Olana in my sketchbook

the view is so much better than the way it came out on my paper

looking over the Hudson towards the Catskills
The rain started and you can see the drops on my paper. I left it this way- like it.

changing clouds with the Catskills peeking through
looking south from the ridge down the river

here's the one I chose to frame for the auction. painted just before sunset with sunrays streaming down....

and one last one during sunset but you can't tell from this photo that it's sunset time.

framed and hanging in the gallery set up before the auction.

1 comment:

catharus said...

Looks wonderful! Thanks for sharing!