"CATSKILL MOUNTAINS TWIN FALLS" Acrylic on board 1970 I grew up in the beautiful Catskill Mountains. As a young artist I was influenced by the Hudson River School painters such as Thomas Cole and Frederic Church. I sought out the same locations where these landscape painters of the 19th Century used to roam. This acrylic painting on composition board was completed over 50 years ago. During the 1970's and 1980's I was totally dedicated to my landscape painting. This week while sorting through a mountain of old slides, I came across a collection of my paintings and drawings from my high school and college years. I was totally into the "Photorealism" movement of the time. Photorealism is a genre of art that encompasses painting, drawing and other graphic media, in which an artist studies a photograph and then attempts to reproduce the image as realistically as possible in another medium. I would use one of my photographs for the subject matter, sometimes after a quick sketch in the field. I hope you enjoy these since I will be posting more over the next few weeks. Meanwhile I will be locked in my studio working on new pieces during the threats of Covid-19. My new paintings will be oil on canvas and will reflect a much more "painterly" approach to my subject matter. #finearts #fineartspainter #landscapepainter #danielislandartist #danielislandart #charlestonartist #catskillmountains #hudsonriverschool #landscapepainting #lowcountryartist #pleinair #painterly #goodolddays — at Catskill Mountains.
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