Autumn Hills, oil on canvas with frame 38"x38"x2", 2023
Original oil on canvas with frame 38 x 38 x 2 inches.
“Autumn wind doesn’t wait,
It reaches the top of the mountain before me.”
It was in the Green Mountain around sunset. The landscape offered up a dramatic, quick changing variety of colors and shapes. In this painting I attempted to create a sunset that captures the elusive calm feeling that seemed to settle over the landscape.
I like to paint the complexity of colors with a variety of strokes, layer after layer. From start to finish, each painting may take more than a month. I paint mainly with the palette knife to produce heavy textures and occasionally, in my final touches, use a brush.