Monday, July 20, 2009

Talcott Falls

There is a popular landmark, Talcott Falls, which is about 50 miles from my home, near Adams, N.Y. Last week-end, my wife, Glenda and I drove over to take a look and get some photos. It was a nice day, so it gave us a good excuse to take the convertible for a cruise.

Glenda took some nice snaps and I was totally inspired and have determined that I am definitely going to return for a plein air session.

Although this painting is not truly literal to the actual scene, it was certainly inpired by it. I took a few liberties here and there to refine my composition. There are numerous vantage points and potential areas to choose from on site. Everywhere you look is a possible painting. It's a beautiful spot!

You can search Google Images ( Talcott Falls, Adams, N.Y. ) and see it for yourself!


Unocchio Vecchiaccio said...

Great painting, Willy! ... and so glad you and Glenda are getting out there in the inspiration :-)

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful, has a magical quality to it.

Anatole said...

Hey there!

This comment is misplaced, its not about this painting, sorry about that.

First I wanna thank you for the very good videos, they are very helpful.

I just got one question. It's about the preparation of the canvas. I didnt quite understand whats the purpose of that "Alexander Magic Medium", also I couldnt find it anywhere here to sell (Brazil).

I was wondering, can I just make a layer of linseed (or something like that) and paint over it?

Thx & Best regards!

Wilson said...

Thanks for becoming a "follower" on my blog.
The Magic White provides a wet background to work your colors into, which allows easy blending between colors and values. It works great for that. You can purchase it through
Yes, you can make your own "white medium" by mixing White Oil paint with some clear medium ( such as linseed ) and thinner. Thin it just enough to make it "spreadable", so you can scrub a thin layer onto the canvas.

Mikes1024 said...

Hi Wilson...nice job on this. The water has real energy.

Wilson said...

Thanks, Mike. I used a different approach than the wet-on-wet style and it took a more serious underpainting to get this effect. But, I was happy with it.