Sunday, June 7, 2020

Olana Eye Shows Famous View

Olana, the home of landscape painter Frederic Church has installed a  live skycam on its tower. Called "Olana Eye," it lets anyone stream the famous view of the Hudson River at any hour and in any weather.

Frederic Church, The ‘Bend in the River’ from Olana,
c. 1870-73. Oil on academy board, 10 1/16 x 12 7/8 in. 
Church frequently painted the view looking southwest from his tower.

Frederic Church, "Winter Sunset from Olana"
Typically his sketches were small and rapid oil studies, capturing fast-changing effects of light and weather. His paint application is relatively thin, working to finished effect from top to bottom and from background to foreground.
Link to Olana Eye


Steve Gilzow said...

Stunning view. Very good to know, thanks!

Am grateful I was finally able to visit Olana last October, after first hearing about it in 1969 while sitting in a University of Michigan History of Art class, taught by David Huntington. Prof. Huntington was passionate about Frederic Church and Olana. He spearheaded the effort to "save" Olana when its future was precarious.

Penny Taylor said...

Thank you for the eye link. Amazing...

Denise fike said...

I am delighted to have found your blog. Do you have any videos for sale that show the basics of painting with Gouache?
Thank you, Denise

Denise fike said...

Hello, I am delighted to have found your blog.
Do you have a video for sale that demonstrates the basics of painting with gouache?
Thank you,

Dana Rankin said...

Phenomenal. Thank you!

CerverGirl said...

Thank you so much—I’m setting an alarm around sunset time to view!