Older Work These pages feature some of Chris' older pieces
Barn at Dusk, collection of Michelle Varian, Acrylic
Barn Birch, collection of Gary and Janice Moss Kapps, Watercolor
Mrs. Pike's Wheelbarrow ( 9 X 20 acrylic) This scene is from the window of my first apartment in Pavillion, NY near Geneseo.
Otter Lake Outlet ( 16 X 20 acrylic) This is an early piece depicting the outlet of Otter Lake in the lower Adirondacks, where my mom used to live.
Winter is Here ( 16 X 32 acrylic) This imaginary landscape captures a light snow falling in shades of grey and umber.
Far Afield ( 24 X 36 acrylic) This piece was done when I was in high school and now decorates my daughter's dining room. Layers of subtle color imitate Wyeth's fields and rolling hills.
Sloan's Mill ( 18 X 24 acrylic) This imaginary mill was practice in laying in a cartoon first and layering color oil top. It imitates the style of Eric Sloan. Collection of Mr. and Mrs. Douglas Dake.
Rusty ( 36 X 36 acrylic) This is one of my favorite early pieces, painted in Interlaken, a composite of Wyeth-like elements in a fictional setting. Thin washes of color contrast with palette knife rocks and intricate grasses.
Covered ( 24 X 36 acrylic) This is the covered bridge from Sturbridge Village, MA. Also down with thin layers of color on top of a cartoon image or drawing.
Blue Wagon (18 X 24 acrylic) Another composite of Wyeth-Like images and emblems of rural America in a fictional setting. Dramatic horozontal lighting and small detail helped this piece place in the Masters' Division at the Central Adirondack Art Show on Old Forge.
Big Moose Namesake ( 18 X 24 acrylic) The Big Moose Rover flows between Old Forge and Otter Lake, and this image conjure up a time when moose actually frequented the area.
Beauvior ( 16 X 20 acrylic on board) This image of a sternwheeler stems from my reading of Mark Twain and his obsession with the Mississippi.
Ready for the Season ( 10 X 12 Watercolor) Sylvan Beach and Skinner's Harbour were scenes of my youth.
Porch Window (10 X 12 Watercolor) This image painted in the 70's hangs in my daughter's kitchen.