Friday, February 13, 2015

Mountain View

This is the fifth and last of the 24x24 oil on canvas paintings of the Hopper and Greylock from Sloan Road.  It depicts a late October period.  At this precise location, with the road dipping down, one can see the mountainous expanse spreading to the right.  There are trees to the left blocking the view, which only seem to help the right side expand.  I'm always amazed at how the huge barn with its upward thrust seems to duplicate the mountain. Of course, I assisted the stretch of road at the bottom in pushing up.   In this painting, I love the repetition of the triangle of the telephone pole and the road shape.

Drawing 44 is in the wings, and will appear tomorrow.

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