Photo Diary from ChaNorth, Pine Plains, NY

I had the pleasure of visiting Chashama's ChaNorth artist residency a few days ago, and thought I would assemble a few pictures from my time there.  Many thanks to Lauren Smith my fabulous hostess and current ChaNorth residency manager!  Check out ChaNorth here: https://www.chashama.org/chanorth

Woods walk on the ChaNorth grounds with Lauren to find river clay.

Woods walk on the ChaNorth grounds with Lauren to find river clay.

Plein Air painting at McEnroe Farms, a sister property to ChaNorth.

Plein Air painting at McEnroe Farms, a sister property to ChaNorth.

McEnroe Farms is so pretty.

McEnroe Farms is so pretty.

Lauren's drawing of McEnroe Farms.

Lauren's drawing of McEnroe Farms.

Tools, brought with us.

Tools, brought with us.

Lauren's painting of the hills surrounding McEnroe farm.

Lauren's painting of the hills surrounding McEnroe farm.

ChaNorth resident Dan making his painting in the plowed field.  Check out his hand made plein air painting set up.  He's been doing this for years and has it all worked out.

ChaNorth resident Dan making his painting in the plowed field.  Check out his hand made plein air painting set up.  He's been doing this for years and has it all worked out.

Dan's finished painting.

Dan's finished painting.

Lauren's second painting and chair/easel set up. 

Lauren's second painting and chair/easel set up. 

Image of what I painted for most of the day.

Image of what I painted for most of the day.

Image of my first painting made at McEnroe Farms.

Image of my first painting made at McEnroe Farms.

Image of my second painting at McEnroe Farms.

Image of my second painting at McEnroe Farms.

The farm's remarkable food, which residents get to eat after doing a weekly farm shift!

The farm's remarkable food, which residents get to eat after doing a weekly farm shift!

Perennial garden at the farm.

Perennial garden at the farm.

The main residency house at ChaNorth.

The main residency house at ChaNorth.

Twilight in Pine Plains.

Twilight in Pine Plains.