Lake Placid, NY, Aug 19, 2011 — Many Adirondack artists will tell you that our region offers nearly all the elements a landscape painter looks for - mountains, trees, waterways and ever-changing hues of green, gray and blue. You'll find dozens of artists outdoors this week in the Adirondacks painting "plein air" during Saranac Lake's Third Annual Plein Air Festival, part of the "Great Adirondack Days" celebration.
It's a time-honored tradition, particularly by artists who want to convey a sense of immediacy. They'll find a spot with a great view of a mountain or along a stream, prop up an easel and paint just as they see it. Most works are completed within hours on the spot. Spontaneity is key. Bugs, rain and fleeting sunlight are challenges.
Todd Moe tagged along when Lake Placid artist Jackie Altman returned to a favorite spot with views of some of the High Peaks. Go to full article
Watch for the bold yellow and black Studio Tour signs
Sep 24, 2009 — NCPR is media sponsor for the third annual Tri-Lakes "Artist at Work" Studio Tour this weekend. The self-guided walking and driving tour starts Friday and features over 36 artists showing and selling their works at more than 30 locations across the Tri-Lakes region. It gives visitors an insider's view of the creative process. Todd Moe spoke with Lake Placid artist Jackie Altman about her art and the studio tour. Go to full article