Wednesday, September 5, 2012
I have always wanted to do a series of paintings of the spectacular view of the Hopper and Mt. Greylock from Route 7 near the Five Corners, but have shied away from it because ... it's a spectacular view of the Hopper and Mt. Greylock from Route 7. Scenic views don't always make for great paintings. I could paint something like 7 x 10 feet large in the mode of Bierstadt, but I won't. Though this view needs a bit more space than provided by the 11x14 oil above. In any case, I will attempt the series. It's a beautiful spot, but also kind of sad, since the apple orchard seems to have been abandoned.