My Other Passion…

Hi Everyone,

I am taking a little detour from the normal course of showing my paintings here today. This is something I am also passionate about and am hoping that you will share this on your blogs, facebook, twitter, and by any other means you can!!! Thanks so much for watching… it is short by the way, less than two minutes.¬† ~Rita ūüôā

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Summer Moments…

I can’t believe the summer has come, and ¬†is almost gone already! Time does go by so quickly. While it was passing I tried to hold on to some of those summer moments, painting my way through them. ¬†Here is some of what transpired.

Rita

THE POND AT YADDO FINAL

The Pond at Yaddo, 8×10 oil pastel

QUEEN ANNE'S LACE FINAL

Queen Anne’s Lace, 810 oil pastel

(CL) THROUGH THE PLAINS

Through the Plains, 8×10 oil pastel

(CL) CASCADING FALLS

Cascading Falls, 8×10 oil pastel

A New Half Dozen….

 

I am not sure where the time goes, but it certainly has flown by! Here are a few of my latest pieces, six in all. Hope you enjoy them.

~Rita

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Adirondack View, 8×10 oil pastel

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Rolling Thunder, 8×10 oil pastel

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Winter Stream, 8×10 oil pastel

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January Snowfall, 8×10 oil pastel

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Louden Road Pond, 8×10 oil pastel

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Winter Field, 8×10 oil pastel

 

Autumn

Well, here it is Thanksgiving weekend, and in a few weeks it will holiday time once again. I haven’t posted in a while, and realized it is because I have really been making an effort to spend as much time as I can soaking up my favorite season, Autumn. It has been a beautiful season this year, and as always, one that seems too short. Here are a¬†few of the¬†pieces I painted to remind me of the season I¬†enjoy so much. ~Rita

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November Song, 8×10 oil pastel

 

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My Kitchen Window, 8×10 oil pastel

 

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Autumn Falls, 8×10 oil pastel

Late September

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Late September, 8×10 oil pastel

There is nothing like that feeling for me in late September, when the first of the foliage is starting to change, and I am filled with excitement about what lies around the corner: Autumn, my favorite season. Such was the inspiration for this painting, Late September.  ~Rita

Upcoming Landscape Exhibit

It’s that season again! ¬†The Fall shows have started everywhere. ¬†Rita and I will both be showing a variety of ¬†landscapes at the “Landscapes at the Landsakes” Annual Exhibition in upstate New York to benefit farmland conservation. ¬†The show is open to the public at the Maple Ridge Gallery, 172 State Route 372, Colia New York from October 8th through 10th. ¬†It promises to be a great show with a lot of beautiful work. ¬†Join us if you can! ¬†– Eden

 

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Still Life with Jug

As most of you know who follow this blog, I mostly paint landscapes, and have a particular love for this area and the Hudson River School Painters. But every once in a while, I really get an itch to do something different, and often it is a still life that seems to be calling to me. Yesterday was one of those days, and here is the result of that calling. ~Rita

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Still Life with Jug, oil pastel