Monday, March 15, 2010

pepacton reservoir



24"x36" oil/canvas



As you drive southwest out of the catskills, it is likely you'll be on county route 30. We were and for what seemed like the first time in a month, the sun was out and no clouds. The road weaves all around the pepacton reservoir making for spectacular views of the frozen lake and catskill mountains. I wish they had more pulloffs to soak in the scenery. It is truly a spectactular east coast drive. And no tolls!!! So here is a rare bluebird day painting from me. No eerie darkness, just glorious sunlight and shadow.

5 comments:

Pam Holnback said...

Love the strong light streak across the snow.

loriann said...

The feeling of light is strong. Nice use of color and value; it reads as a landscape and an abstract.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Pam. That's what grabbed my attention first and foremost. Then the clarity of color that day.

brian eppley said...

Thanks Loriann. Occasionaly I'm grabbed by big masses and shapes with a hard edge or two thrown in.I do like to keep the abstraction evident.

Jala Pfaff said...

Great composition. Love the abstractness.