above the hudson. (1 'x 2.5')  $500

above the hudson. (1 ‘x 2.5’) $500

this painting was done plein air from the grounds of olana; frederic church’ estate above the hudson opposite the catskills. i was there with my friend and fellow artist esmond lyons on an art day out. i don’t often paint plein air, but when i do i invariably enjoy it and generally enjoy good results. in this painting i used a fairly high impasto in the foreground to contrast with the flatness of the sky. i used my familiar pallet for the foreground as well again contrasting the more hudson shcool pallet of the background

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