Because of my membership as an Artist in the Parks, a group affiliated with the Palisades Interstate Parks Conservancy, I've had the privilege of easy access to some of the roads and parks in this rather large expanse that is being preserved and maintained from development and is open to the public in many of its areas.
This painting, Bear Mountain from Trailside Museum, is one of the many paintings I've done from different areas of the parks. I feel as if I've barely begun to explore the many different locations, but I am especially attracted to those along the Hudson. At the rear of the Trailside Museum and Zoo that is part of Bear Mountain Park, there's a lovely little park that's right alongside the Bear Mountain Bridge and high above the Hudson. The view up and down the river is spectacular, I've painted both views but had not tried this one looking across to the east and slightly north. Now that I broke the ice with this closeup view of a piece of the bridge, I'll be game to try it again from other angles.