Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Night time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12
Night Time River Cruise, Saranac River 6x12

Monday, August 3, 2015

Plein Air Painting or Face to Face?

This past weekend I spent 3 full days painting in Morristown New York for the Library Plein Air Festival.

Whats that you say? Aren't you supposed to be framing?!

Yes and No. I have to paint. I have to frame. The frame work is coming along. This past weekend was a leap forward for my work. No I did not sell nor win anything but I made 7 pieces - three small seen here and 4 larger which I will put up later. 

Day One: Painting in the Car in the Rain 6x11
All of them are gifts offered in the Adirondack Gives campaign for Face to Face: Let's Get It Framed. For $100 a backer will receive a small unframed pastel like one of these three. I have accumulated a couple of dozen of these sweet little paintings to offer as a gift for backing Face to Face in the campaign.  For $500 a backer receives a small framed plein air work. For $1000 a backer receives a barn painting. And o the barns in Morristown are extraordinary.

Day One; The sun came out! 6x11
Why would this be of interest?

If you have been reading about Face to Face for the last year and a half you will know there were 185 people who had a portrait made for this project. The work belongs to Saranac Lake and will reside in Saranac Lake on permanent loan. They are not being sold to the folks who sat for the project. They are staying together as the collection representing a slice of Saranac Lake in 2014, a piece of history.

Face to Face belongs to you.

I need your help to complete the project, to have the pieces ready to show in in November in the Library. Head to the site and read more about it.

Only 34 more days to go!

Day Two: Hidden red barn,at the river outlet. 7x8
As Cherrie Sayles said to me 2 years ago,
Let's get 'er done!

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Ladies of February Face to Face


  1. what other town can say they've had someone "gift" them their time and talent, and then give them the whole project. this is a one of a kind opportunity. it would be great if this funding requested exceeded it's goal
    well done diane

    1. Thank you Karen for your friendship and support. It means a lot to me.