White Mountain Series 6, oil on canvas 31"x41'x2". 2022
Original oil on canvas with frame size 31"x41"x2".
“Autumn mountain drinks the sun’s last rays,
Floating birds follow their mates.”
I went to the White Mountain NH last October to paint. The first snow was a big surprise that I never experience before. When I am observing scene I want to paint, I often avoid cliches when looking for place to study and paint the landscape. I look for chaos. Chaos in nature is immediately challenging and forced me to impose some type of order on my perception of the site. When I find a scene that provides that type of challenge, I return to it over and over again, both physically and mentally in the studio, continually reaching for new insights.