The Rip Van Wrinkler, Volume XXII, Issue 4, November 2018

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Hudson Valley Art

"Ichabad Pursued by the Headless Horseman," by F.O. C. Darley, 1849

Katy Ruttenberg, 2011 Woodstock Film Festival Poster + Fern.

"The Maverick", 1983, Susan Kamen Marsicano.

Woodstock Village Green, 1951.

Nancy Campbell, "Moonlight", 19X30 oil on paper, 2018.

Nancy Campbell, "Saurgerties Falls", 2018.

Flash and Napi, watching deer, circa 1980s, Susan Kamen Marsicano

Heidi Shaulis, "Charlie Visits Kaaterskill Falls", 2018.


Now that Charlie has passed, I'd like to share with you the meaning of my Kaaterskill Falls painting.

Some of you might remember that last summer, Charlie disappeared for 2 nights.
He was an indoor cat, but always trying to get out..and was successful for once.
Since he was so naive and gentle, and also fragile due to his kidney failure and advanced age,
I thought for sure that he must have been killed by a coyote or fisher, when I couldn't find him after 2 nights.
To ease my mind, I made up a story that he had hiked to Kaaterskill Falls, one of my favorite spots in the Catskill Mountains.

Fortunately he returned, but I decided to create a painting from this story that would memorialize Charlie's life,
picturing him in a cat's paradise, complete with the rainbow at the top of the falls.

I worked on this painting since then (over a year!), and as he became more frail, the painting became more complete.
Finally finished the day before he help lead him to the Rainbow Bridge.
Sweet travels, Charlie; I'll see you at the Falls.

"Inverno, Sempre Moot and Selket", 2002, oil on canvas, S K-M.

Clermont porch, 2001, Susan Kamen Marsicano

"Sky full of sunbeams", ©Tina Bromberg

Levon Helm Memorial Boulevard.

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