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This is a time of year in New York that's been wonderful for outdoor painting. If it's not raining or very iffy because of thunderstorms passing through, the weather is just the right temperature for comfortably painting on location.
As Spring came along, I kept heading over to the shores of the Hudson River starting from an area just north of New York City with the skyline in view and going on up into the Hudson Highlands, that beautifully scenic area with it's mountainous peaks and unusual shoreline.
When I go up to the Highlands, I’m always on the lookout for another place where I can get a slightly different view of the river. At one spot at the base of a mile-long windy road, I was able to stand about three feet in from the water on a little strip of rocky beach about 12 feet wide and paint one small painting looking south and another looking north. The painting above is the southern view. While there, I also took some digital photos of West Point across the way with some interesting boats passing by—one a large sight-seeing boat and the other a tugboat. I could see the makings of another painting back in the studio.