Grand Island artist, Niagara painter, Kathy Schifano, Grand Island scenes, plein air art

Grand Island

Streetlight Before Dawn
Huth Road painting, plein air, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting
30X20 oil 2009

Streetlights, snow & dawn-one of few pictures painted from a photo. I captured the light of a March dawn in a silent snowfall. I worked on this late at night for over a month in my studio. It won a First Premium Ribbon at the Erie County Fair.


Winter at Kelly's Country Store
Kellys Country Store, plein air, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting,
11X14 oil

I sat on the back deck of my car, bundled against the cold on a sunny day. As much as I enjoyed the challenge of this painting, I particularly liked it when Carl delivered hot coffee.


Spring's Winter in Buckhorn
Buckhorn state park, wetlands painting, plein air, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting,
19x25 pastel

This pastel spent years in the Albright Knox Art Gallery, in the member's exhibit gallery.
It is the view North from fisherman's dock at Buckhorn Island.


Dalai Lama Day

8X10 oil

The Dalai Lama spoke in the UB stadium while I listened & painted the former garden center at the corner of Long Road & Grand Island Boulevard.


Moonshadows from the Studio
wetlands painting, plein air, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting,
12X9 pastel

Full moonlight & a single star illuminated the view from my studio Spring 2008.
I painted in the dark, with the door open a few inches to let a bit of light onto the easel.


Leah's Tree
wetlands painting, plein air, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting,
20X10 oil

Late Winter snow & sunlight give promise to Spring.
This tree was planted when Leah was born, she's graduated college now and the tree continues to grow.


Untitled (Fall trees behind the Pool)
wetlands painting, plein air, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting,
27X19 pastel

The back yard view, from my patio. This view is constantly changing, a testament to nature and its beauty.


Behind the Pool
Day before the 'October Surprise'

wetlands painting, plein air, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting,
11x14 oil

The day after the October Surprise snow/ice storm this lawn was covered with broken branches.


Buckhorn Meadow in the Fall
Buckhorn State Park, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting, NYSP paintings
16x20 oil

No eagles or hawks on this day, but lots of other birds to listen to here. The 'Biggest Tree' is across the meadow and visible from the Thruway.


East West Road in Winter
Buckhorn State Park, Kath Schifano, Grand Island painting, NYSP paintings
22x28 oil

Originally titled 'The Road To Work', this oil glows with the colors of sunlight reflecting on snow. It is the curve at Buckhorn State Park canoe launch.

Huth Road

14X11

From my house to Stony Point, the view was painted without  mailboxes or power lines.
A Buffalo Bills football game was on, so there was little traffic to distract painting.

 
Spring Gold 

12x18 pastel
Buffalo Niagara Artist Association Achievement Award winner.
This brilliant forsythia is a great subject every Spring.

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