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Oil Paintings by Judy James - Keene Valley, NY
On View 11/25/20 - 01/31/20
Friends and Neighbors, Wanakena was once again adorned by a hiker - and happily she paused here. In November, we were visited by through-hiker Judy James. Who stumbled in here to Otto's Abode for plenty of snacks, talk about Indians, the Path and such. Soon she was back, crossing our suspension bridge with some paintings... The focus is scenes of Northern Vermont in Late November. Judy feels that Wanakena people appreciate these late November colors: dust reds; purples; spotted with melting snow over shades of brown leaves; low light on blue hills; plus, late-in-the-year river and lake scenes. Embraced within the dense air, feeling part of the environment - even the air has a texture to it.
It is like through-hiking, all-around, being enveloped by nature. You are already in it. Look out from there. The "Hogback Road" painting may seem like a painting of "nothing" - the barn is pushed over to the side and the viewer simply looks out with some periphery. It is a painting of being in the environment, late November. The outlook is from there.
Enjoy this time of year.