Mill Pond At Ridgefield, Connecticut
Boquet River, Elizabethtown, NY
Boating On Lake George
New England Coastal Scene
Road To The Sea, Marblehead Neck
Autumn On The Saco River
Landscape With Footbridge
Bread Loaf, Vermont
East Hampton Meadows
Seal Harbor, Mount Desert
New Jersey Landscape With A Figure Resting By A Tree
Marblehead Neck, Massachusetts
Kaaterskill Clove With Haines & Kaaterskill Falls
Water Mill, Long Island
Distant View Of Campbell Lodge And Wyoming Valley
Extensive River Landscape
Smillie, I think it was a great landscaper, between the ancient and the modern. Very nice painting “Devil’s Pulpit” with that rocky peak, from where you can see a breathtaking panorama of the countryside below, that at the horizon merges with the sky. I also like the two paintings representing Marblehead Neck, which in my opinion, are those that are closest to the Impressionist style. From what we can see, scrolling through the images, this artist was also an excellent watercolorist.
Some of these paintings are local to me. For example, there is still a “functioning” (according to the Internet) water mill in the hamlet of Water Mill, Long Island, NY. And “East Hampton Meadows” is now part of Billy Joel’s estate, I bet (just guessing).
What especially pleases me is “Seal Harbor, Mount Desert.” What a strange name for one of the most beautiful places on earth and certainly one of my favorites, Mount Desert Island and Acadia National Park. It’s certainly not a desert! But Wikipedia provides this explanation of the origin of the name:
“Some natives stress the second syllable (de-ZERT), in the French fashion, although many others pronounce it in a fashion similar to the English name of a landscape devoid of vegetation (DEH-zert). French explorer Samuel de Champlain’s observation that the summits of the island’s mountains were free of vegetation as seen from the sea led him to call the island ‘île des Monts Déserts’, or island of the Bare Mountains.
“According to Acadia National Park movies shown to the public in the park’s visitor center, the name means ‘Isle of the lonely mountains’ because when you are out to sea, and approaching land, the mountain tops appear alone before any other land.”
Maybe I will have my ashes strewn in Seal Harbor, if it violates no environmental regulations! 😉