"Adirondack Roots," oil on panelboard
In the St. Regis Canoe Area of New York's Adirondack Park old, fallen trees become the homes of fish, fowl, plants, and dozens of wary painted turtles. This was the first place I went canoe-camping in my teenage years, when my dad started taking my brother and I out for more adventurous expeditions.
Paddling through this wilderness you gaze upon the reflections of trees on still water, breathe clean air scented with pine needles, and see the amazing carpets of mosses, lichens, sundew and pitcher plants found on the boggy shores of each new lake crossed.
This jewel-like painting captures this special landscape. It is painted on textured panel with plenty of extra oil to make the light glint off its surface. It sparkles, just like the waters of the Adirondacks.
- Oil on panelboard, 2016
- 4" x 6" painting
- Textured panel on 1" deep, untreated wood cradle (no frame needed)
- Tuck it onto a shelf with other pieces or hang it with other paintings and photos on the wall