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Carol Herzer: 1970's pastels: landscapes 

In 1972 I went on a journey to my ancestral home, Vienna, where my grandfather was born. I studied painting there, and also was introduced to working with pastel on a special paper with a velvet like surface, flocked as it was called.  I continued working with this technique for a number of years after I returned to the US. There are landscapes, these pastel paintings were mainly done in Woodstock with trees, clouds, the valley, the woods, some more realistic, some magical and mysterious. This is a large body of work and only some of them are posted here. My subject matter revolved around landscape and the figure, with inner visions and realms being revealed.

I have used a number of them in videos that I made to be found here:   

A series that was done during the time of my pregnancy and the birth of my first child is also seen here:

 

 

All pieces are approx. 20 x 26 inches unless otherwise noted.

If you interested in buying one of our paintings, please contact us by email:  cherzer@outlook.com

All images are copyright  by Carol Herzer.

 

Tree Magic

Tree Magic

Earth and sky are joined by the trees, their energy transforms the land.

 

Fall Forest

Fall Forest

In the fall, and water is falling down the hillside.

                                          

Mountain Music

Mountain Music

Above the Woodstock valley music is making mysterious patterns in the sky.

 

Enchanted Forest

Enchanted Forest

The trees are forever dancing in an atmosphere of liquid aqua blue.

 

Spring Pines

Spring Pines

The promise of spring is in the air.

 

Spring Moon

Spring Moon

Early spring's delicate touch.

 

Crystal Sunrise

Crystal Sunrise

Late fall sunrise with a beautiful red glow, frost and light snow.

 

Tree Touching the Clouds

Tree Touching the Clouds

Tree fingers touch the clouds above.

 

Dancing with Clouds

Dancing with Clouds

Tree, clouds, and valley all flow together in a sunrise dance.

 

New Years Sun

New Years Sun

The light of the new year is shining through the snow and slivery grey clouds.

 

Valley Sun

Valley Sun

A view of the Woodstock valley on the fall, from the southwest.

 

Fly to the Sun

Fly to the Sun

A bird and a cloud shaped like a bird, a pathway over the mountain to the sun.

 

Late September

Late September

The end of summer, dancing with the trees.

 

Pisces Clouds

Pisces Clouds

Woodstock valley in late winter when clouds shaped like fish sometimes appear.

 

Catskill Mountainside

Catskill Mountainside

Close up of the side of Guardian mountain in late summer, a wall of lush green.

 

Guardian Mountain 

Guardian Mountain

Looking down the Woodstock valley from its northwestern corner.

 

Cloud Queen

Cloud Queen

To the left, up in the clouds is a cloud queen, on her throne.

 

Winter Light

Winter Light

A quiet day with snow.

 

Easter Tree

Easter Tree

A  single tall pine, painted on Easter day, 1974.

 

Forest Jewel

Forest Jewel

The beauty of the forest is a true jewel of life.

 

The Woodman

The Woodman

Trees are people too. this is a smaller piece, 9 1/4 x 12 inches.