find the most peace in painting landscapes, with their rhythm of water, sky and land.
I painted Barbara's House in May in Samsonville over Memorial Day weekend, because the exuberant spring greens only last a few weeks.
The mountain landscape pastel painting pictured at the bottom of the page, Mombaccus Morning, shows one of the views from my back yard in the Catskills, while the oil painting Ashokan Light shows the reservoir just six miles away. In the early morning, light on the mountain goes through a rainbow of colors in just a few minutes, from a deep purple to magenta to vivid pink, then orange and finally gold before the greens and blues take over. I wish I could paint landscapes every day just to begin to capture the changes in light and color.
Landscapes add elements of nature to my fantasy art as well. Charles Vess taught me to think about what is happening outside the painting. I want viewers to bring their own stories and find their own meaning in my paintings.
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