This past summer I was painting at the top of Kaaterskill Falls. This spot to me is one of the most beautiful locations in all the Catskills Mts. Kaaterskill Falls also has a rich history. The painters of the hudson river school loved this location and produced many paintings of this area. Seen below is Thomas Cole’s “Top of Kaaterskill Falls” 1826:
So I set out to follow in their footsteps and paint this magical place. My plan was to do studies of the area including a small painting outdoors , then bring it all back to the studio and do a much larger studio painting. Below is my outdoor painting:
….and here I am working on the larger version (30 x 40 inches)!