Monthly Archives: October 2015

The good ol’ days, at least for me

"The Morning Saginaw River," 1936, Robert Clunie

Robert Clunie was a California realist plein air painter. If he’d never painted anything but the High Sierra, he wouldn’t interest me overmuch. This is even though his work is fresh and colorful, and his draftsmanship on high peaks, boulders and cliffs is perfect. However, I recently saw two paintings by him of the Saginaw River that […]

Gimme shelter

Monday 3

A few weeks ago, Victoria Brzustowicz, co-chair of the newly-formed Greater Rochester Plein Air Painters, asked me if I’d be interested in teaching a weekend workshop featuring the sere and lovely landscape of late autumn. “I’d be delighted!” I exclaimed. This is my favorite season of the year. We all know how lovely the bright […]