Paintings of the Catskill Mountains, Following in the Footsteps of the Hudson River School Painters

This past June me and my partner Erik Koeppel traveled to the historic Catskill Mountains, to paint many locations that were popular among the 19th Century Hudson River School artists. We had a marvelous time , here are some of the images of my works created from the trip! 

Lauren Sansaricq “Kaaterskill Falls” 12x16in. oil on panel 

Lauren Sansaricq Sunset at Inspiration Point 12 x 18 in. Oil on panel web

Lauren Sansaricq “Sunset At Inspiration Point” 12x16in. oil on panel  

Lauren Sansaricq View from Tip Top of Roundtop and High Peak 9 x 14 inches Oil on panel web

Lauren Sansaricq “View From Tip Top of RoundTop and High Peak” 9x14in. 

Lauren Sansaricq View from Twilight Park at Sunset 12 x 18 in. Oil on panel web

Lauren Sansaricq “View From Twilight Park” 12x18in. 

Lauren Sansaricq View of the Kaaterskill Clove 9 x 14 in. Oil on panel web

Lauren Sansaricq ” View of Kaaterskill Clove” 9x14in. 

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Lauren Sansaricq “Artist Seat” 6x9in. oil on panel 

Lauren Sansaricq Clouds Passing in the Catskills 5 x7 in. Oil on panel web

Lauren Sansaricq “Clouds Passing in The Catskills” 5x7in. oil on panel 

18 day Artist trip to The Catskills , The Adirondacks , NYC and Gettysburg

I just returned home from a wonderful trip to The Catskills , The Adirondacks , NYC and Gettysburg with my partner Erik Koeppel. The first stop was NYC , where I taught a plein air workshop in Central Park ,  through The Grand Central Atelier.  Here is a photo of the class at Gapstow Bridge , which is such a beautiful spot. The class was actually full with 12 students! 13332976_10153564815477124_8352970577764619813_n

Here I am working on my demo painting from the workshop , I always like to have my drawing on had has you can see.IMG_3918

We then headed down to Gettysburg P.A. we we both participated in The History Meets The Arts Show. Here is some of my work from the show:

Early Morning on the Hudson River 12 x 18in. oil on panel

“Early Morning on The Hudson River” 12 x 18 in.  Sold

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“On the Beaten Path” 11 x 14in.

Scene of Sunset

“Scene of Sunset” 6 x 11 in.   Sold

Le Lever De La Lune 16 x 20 in. oil on panel ARC

“Le lever de la lune” 16 x 20 in.

Here are some photos of the event.

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After Gettysburg , we then journeyed to one of our favorite places in the world , The Clove in The Catskill mountains. These mountains were home to one of the best movements in landscape painting , The Hudson River School. Their is nothing like visiting the same spots that Thomas Cole , Sanford Gifford , and Asher B Durand had spent time painting.

This time we were fortunate to paint at Artist’s Seat in Onteora Park, Inspiration Point ,  Twilght Park and Kaaterskill Falls. Below is a photo of  all of my paintings made on the trip, all works in progress of course.

Next we went to The Adirondacks! To attend Eric Rhoad’s The Publishers Invitational. Here are some photos from there. 13428007_1131444613580946_1414920297036196599_n

There i am working in the lower left corner, what beautiful landscape.

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Here I am working on my little painting.

And here is all the Plein Air Invitational Attendees!

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We had a ball ! Another fun productive trip. Stay tuned for the finished works….

“Taking the Lead , Women and the White Mountains”

I am so honored to have one of my paintings in the show ‘Taking the Lead , Women and the White Mountains’ at The Museum of the White Mountains , at Plymouth State University. Here are some photos from the opening. The show will be up all summer and into Oct. view the wonderful works of the Historic women artists of the white mountains , and of contemporary painters like myself.

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Me in front of my painting !

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So happy to see this Sophia Towne Darrah! I have always loved this painting!

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Beautiful period clothing on display as well

 

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Beautiful Historic White Mountain Painting!

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Beautiful Historic White Mountain Painting!

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Beautiful Historic White Mountain Painting!

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This is such a beautiful historic watercolor, I was excited to find that this painting is of the same spot as the painting I have in the show Crawford Notch!

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Another beautiful historic painting !

Artists Capturing Echo Lake in Franconia Notch , Past and Present

Echo Lake in Franconia Notch New Hampshire, was a favorite spot for many of the White Mountain Artists and of course many of the Hudson River School Artists of the 19th century . Recently I set out to make a large painting of this gorgeous spot. Yet, I did not do my more normal  procedure as I have done with other large paintings in the past, in this case I started the large canvas en plein air. Normally, I do a small painting outside our maybe just a careful drawing then take those studies back to the studio and make my larger painting. So this was a new and refreshing experience for me! But, anyway in this post I want to share some amazing White mountain painters works of this particular location then share my new piece.

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Albert Bierstadt                                                                            Albert Bierstadt

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Alfred Thompson Bricher                                                      Alfred Thompson Bricher

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Alfred Thompson Bricher                                                Edward Hill

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Alfred Thompson Bricher                                       Samuel Lancaster Gerry

And here is my new painting of the same location……

Lauren Sansaricq_Echo Lake in Franconia Notch _24x36in. oil on canvas web

“Echo Lake , Franconia Notch” 24x36in. oil on canvas . This painting will be available at this years show and sale , at the Jackson Historical Society , in Jackson N.H. the official opening is Oct. 23rd 6:00 to 9:00.Here is a link to the event:  http://www.jacksonhistory.org/

Here I am working on the big canvas……

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All images of historic paintings were courtesy, of White Mountain Art from http://whitemountainart.com/