Some months have passed…

Some months have passed, and some new art has been created. I have been busy with other things in my life so unfortunately I haven’t been able to keep up with this blog as much as I would have liked. Thanks to all of you who have continued to follow me here. It is really appreciated.

These are a few of my latest…. some local scenes from the beauty of the adirondacks.


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Autumn Snow, 8×10 oil pastel


The Marsh at Pharaoh Lake, 8×10 oil pastel


The Cove, 8×10 oil pastel

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

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.



The Pond at Yaddo, 8×10 oil pastel


Queen Anne’s Lace, 810 oil pastel


Through the Plains, 8×10 oil pastel


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.



Adirondack View, 8×10 oil pastel


Rolling Thunder, 8×10 oil pastel


Winter Stream, 8×10 oil pastel


January Snowfall, 8×10 oil pastel


Louden Road Pond, 8×10 oil pastel


Winter Field, 8×10 oil pastel



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


November Song, 8×10 oil pastel



My Kitchen Window, 8×10 oil pastel



Autumn Falls, 8×10 oil pastel

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



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


Still Life with Jug, oil pastel

Unexpected Guests…

Saturday,¬†while¬†the weather was nice,¬† I went to a new spot to paint outside… a water canal park which is part of the Hudson River Canal System.¬†¬†There is lots of water, and marshy areas¬†that are really beautiful. As I was walking along the path to set up my easel there was a¬†four-foot ¬†heron who decided to walk a few feet in front of me on the path.¬†Surprisingly he was not afraid of me, and we walked “together” for¬†quite a way. ¬†As I watched him¬†¬†¬†I thought what a wonderful unexpected guest!¬† But as my day went on, I¬† was quickly¬† reminded that¬†all guests aren’t created equal….

After I set up my easel and started painting in the late afternoon sun, I was attacked by a swarm of gnats! And when I say swarm, I mean swarm.  They were getting on the painting, in my hair, and biting my arms.  And, guess who forgot to pack the bug spray?  Needless to say, the session was cut short, and the painting finished in the studio. Here is  my painting, Canal Park, which  holds memories of two of the most unexpected of  guests.  ~Rita


Canal Park, 8×10 oil pastel

Round Lake Preserve

I¬†went out for a short hike yesterday,¬†to find a new¬†preserve that had¬†opened up nearby.¬†Most of the trails are currently¬†under construction¬† and not open for public use, and¬†consequently¬† there really wasn’t much to see.¬† However there was one spot…. a boardwalk that¬†opened¬†into to the lake,¬†which was surrounded by a¬†spread of¬†dense water lilies,¬†quietly floating¬†¬†in the late¬†afternoon¬†sun. It was really quite a sight. ¬†As I looked at the lily pads and the glistening¬†reflections on the water, I thought what a ¬†silent, peaceful sanctuary that I have stumbled upon.¬† ~Rita


Round Lake Preserve, 5×7 oil pastel

Summer’s End

Can it be true? ¬†It was June just yesterday! ¬†Well, it has been a beautiful summer in the Northeast. ¬†Fall is going to be BUSY! ¬†Lots of shows everywhere including two that Rita and I will both be participating in next month. ¬†We will post more about it later but we will both be in the Landscapes for Landsakes fundraiser as well as in the TRASK fundraising event in the Canfeld Casino. ¬†Hopefully I am not being premature since we haven’t submitted our pieces for the latter event yet ; ). ¬†The little pastel below was accepted into the prestigious Connecticut Pastel Society’s annual national juried show “Renaissance in Pastel”. ¬†It will be held at the Slater Memorial Museum in Norwich CT from October 7th through November 12th. ¬†Hope you can make it! ¬†In the meantime, enjoy these beautiful late summer days ¬† — Eden


Moonrise, Pastel on Paper, 9 x 12