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HappyHolidays

The holiday snow has arrived in Upstate New York and with it a proper atmosphere befitting of the season. The rooftops, pine trees and streets are dusted with a fine layer of powered sugar that sparkles in the sunlight making everything look just a little more magical. So here is to the year that has passed and wishing you all a wonderful holiday season filled with love and happiness.

With Love,
ILoveUSny

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Photo Of The Day: Vivaldi

Seasons

The Seasons Of Upstate New York. Top Left: Spring Blooms in Pulaski New York. Top Right: The Thousand Island Bridge at the Height of Summer. Bottom Right: Winter on Sandy Pond and Bottom Left: The Vibrant Reds of Autumn in Rochester.


Photo Of The Day: Birdhouse In Your Soul

Birdhouse In Your Soul

A thousand small glowing friends visit this birdhouse at night in Sandy Creek, New York

 

“I’m your only friend

I’m not your only friend

but I’m a little glowing friend

but really I’m not actually your friend

but I am…

” – They Might Be Giants –


Photo Of The Day: Shameless Self Promotion

Singer Castle Nocturne

My submission: "Singer Castle Nocturne", for the Friends Of Fred exhibit at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg. The Exhibit opens Saturday, September 24th .


Friends Of Fred Exhibit

A few months ago, I was contacted by the Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York to create a piece of art inspired by  Mr. Remington for an exhibit to honor his 150th birthday. As Mr. Remington is turning 150 just a few short days before I also hit a scary round number, I thought it appropriate that we celebrate together so I said yes and immediately began squealing with delight!

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Remington's bronze cast of Bronco Buster in the Oval Office. Image from the October 17th, 2010 issue of The New York Times Magazine.

While most renown for his western inspired bronze sculptures, Remington was also an accomplished painter. His nocturne studies are among (in my humble opinion) the most beautiful in his collection. An avid lover of the Thousand Islands region, Remington had a studio on an island in Chippewa Bay and has several works in his vast collection depicting the area.

The End Of The Day

Remington's, The End Of The Day c.1904 which unfortunately for Scott has inspired not only my piece for the show, but whole lot of singing "At The End Of The Day" from Les Miserables

I too am a great lover of the incomparable Thousand Islands, and spent my childhood running up and down the St. Lawrence in a small Boston Whaler and dreaming of the days when I would have a home on it’s shores. It was with all of these things in mind, that I created my piece in honor of Frederic Remington and his birth 150 long years ago.

Singer Castle Nocturne

My final piece: "Singer Castle Nocturne" will be on display at the Frederic Remington Art Museum in the Friends Of Fred Exhibit beginning on Saturday, September 24th.

I began the process with a photo I took of Singer Castle a couple of years ago and used that as the base to digitally enhance the photo into a night scene. Then I “painted” on other effects to give the image the interesting quality that a lot of Remington’s nocturne paintings possess. I spent many sweaty and nauseous nights fretting over weather I could create something worthy of such an honor, but finally after many attempts I came up with a piece that I felt confident in. I only hope Fred would be as proud to have me as a friend as I am proud to be considered among them.

Original photo of Singer Castle (also in Chippewa Bay) I took a couple of years ago.
Singer Castle

One of the original attempts at turning the photo into a nocturne

The Frederic Remington Art Museum in Ogdensburg, New York is truly an enchanting place full to the hilt with the most wonderful, talented and passionate people I have ever met. It has recently been named #4 on the Edmonton Journal’s list “10 Easy Autumn Getaways Near Ottawa, and has the most thoughtful and entertaining Facebook page of any business I have ever seen. The “Friends of Fred” exhibit is one of many special events the Museum has planned to honor Remington’s 150th birthday and opens on Saturday, September 24th at 2pm. For more information on this or any other event planned by the museum, check out their website.


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