Monday, January 2, 2017

Portfolio of Images From White Sands, New Mexico in 2016


Portfolio of ten images from my trip to White Sands Monument in New Mexico in 2016





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Friday, August 7, 2015



Welcome Visitors to the Schwabach Art Gallery

To all visitors, please click on the column entries on the right, 2015, 2013, 2012, 2011, etc. 

Lists of Photographs, Paintings, and Pottery will open. By clicking on each title, you will see the art, which can be enlarged for viewing.

Here is an updated table of contents:

2015   Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts Exhibit   July 11-August 22.

Paintings, Pastels; and Photography.

2013     Pastels/Big Sur Photography

2012     February     Mohawk Valley River Paintings, Italy Pastels, Pottery

2011     November    Yosemite National Park Photography

2008     May     Yosemite Photography

2007     May      Monhegan Island, Maine     Paintings/Pastels 

Isle of Capri  New York City

Metropolitan Museum Photo

 
Email me at schwabajb@herkimer.edu or schwabajb@yahoo.com
with questions or comments.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts Exhibit_2015



Exhibit_Mohawk Valley Center for the Arts_Little Falls, NY

http://www.mohawkvalleyarts.org/





Gideon Putnam_Oil on Canvas_8x10The Gideon Putnam is a famous hotel in Saratoga Springs. Near the hotel are fields blanketed with snow, and this beautiful white tree.

A Bridge of Sighs_Venice_Oil on Canvas_30x30

This is a famous spot in Venice, drawing painters like Sargent, Renoir, and Monet.

On the left is a court where prisoners were sentenced, on the right is where they were jailed, and executed. As they walked in between the buildings, they looked out the barred windows and "sighed".
This is a composite, with actual images found in Venice. Upper left is the image of the winged lion ( St. Mark). Upper right is Noah spilling wine.
 







             Detail_Bridge of Sighs
Detail_Bridge of Sighs
     

Detail_Bridge of Sighs







Canal Psalm #5_Oil on Canvas_18x24


Crescent Moon and Venus_Oil on Canvas_8x10




Near Moss Island_Early Spring_Pastel_18x24


Jordanville Monastery_Oil on Canvas_12x16

Jordanville is the home of a Russian Orthodox monastery. The monks in black robes, run a working farm. The main church has beautiful golden domes surrounded by farmland.




Jordanville Monastery_Oil on Canvas_30x40
Jordanville Monastery_Oil on Panel_14x16 
Jordanville Monastery_Pastel_18x24

There is a meadow above the monastery which is a perfect spot to look down on the main building.
To the right is the monastery graveyard, with a small silver chapel.
Light on the Canal 2, Pastel, 18x24

This was the show card image. For the last 30 years I have painted on the water which was the Erie Canal. I work in all seasons, and have about 80 pastels, and many oils of the river.
Lobster Boat_Monhegan Island_Oil on Panel_24x30
Marcell's Lilacs_Pastel_18x24

Lilacs, wine, and blue cheese make this still life dance. It is my take on the great artist Pierre Bonnard.
Monhegan Island_Gull Rock_Pastel_18x24

Monhegan Island is off the coast of Maine above Portland, and has been a mecca for artists for many years.
I climbed the rocky cliff, and surrounded by gulls, sketched this pastel.
River Psalm #1_Oil on Canvas_24x30 
River Psalm #2_Pastel_18x24 
River Series #5_Oil on Panel_18x24 

River Series_The Rain is Coming_Oil on Canvas_16x20

St. Jeans Merlot_Pastel_18x24
I did a few pastels for the wine and cheese festival in Little Falls.
A hundred years ago, the cheese market in this town drew farmers, and merchants to the Erie Canal.

Still Life for My Dad_Manet at the Met_Pastel_18x24

We went together to a wonderful exhibit at the Met, Manet and Spanish painting. That is dad sitting on the center bench at the exhibit.
The painting above the still life, Dad bought in Paris many years ago.
In the lower right foreground is Manet's famous dead bullfighter.
 

Winter Into Spring_Little Falls_Oil on Canvas_24x30
This is looking over the valley from my new studio. Snow was everpresent throughout this long, and hard winter.Winter_Studio on Garden Street_Pastel_18x24

Winter_Studio on Garden Street_Pastel_18x24

Exhibit_Mohawk Valley Arts Center

Exhibit_Mohawk Valley Arts Center
Seascape_Maine_Pastel_18x24

Monhegan Island Harbor_Oil on  Canvas_30x40

Florence Cathedral_Pastel_18x24

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Here is a link to a pastel exhibit at Cazenovia College, in upstate, New York.

http://www.cazenovia.edu/art-and-theatre/art-gallery-reisman-hall/summer-a-series-exhibition

Here are the three pastels that I have in the exhibit:

Lobster boat_Seascape_Monhegan Island, Maine


Dusk_Yosemite_Mystical Tree and Half Dome


Light on the Erie Canal


Here is another often photographed image in Big Sur, McWay Falls
Here is another image from Pfeiffer's Beach, an iconic image of rock formations.
Here is the entire image that I previously posted as a cropped image.

Pfeiffer Beach, Big Sur,California

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Cypress Trees, Pfeiffer's Beach, Big Sur


I had been shooting waves coming through iconic rock formations common to Pfeiffer's Beach. I was getting ready to head back for breakfast, when I looked up, and saw the most beautiful light traveling through some Cypress trees.

Can't remember all of the details, maybe card full, battery done, but I had to run back to my car, run back to the spot, and quickly make this image.

I did everything so fast , left all the car doors open, but was rewarded with a good memory, and a nice image.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Welcome Visitors to the Schwabach Art Gallery

To all visitors, please click on the column entries on the right, 2012, 2011, etc. 

Lists of Photographs, Paintings, and Pottery will open. By clicking on each title, you will see the art, ehich can be enlarged for viewing.

I will be updating pastels from the previous year in the next few days.

Email me at schwabajb@herkimer.edu with questions or comments.

Friday, February 24, 2012


Mohawk River Series

Oil on Canvas, 18x24"

Mohawk River Series

Oil on Canvas, 18x24"

Mohawk River Series

Oil on Canvas

16x20"

Mohawk River Series

Oil on wood, 16x20"