Thursday, June 8, 2017
Mountains in June
Whenever I visit Mount Greylock as seen from the top of Sheep Hill, I inevitably think of Cezanne's late Mont Saint-Victoire paintings, and I realize that our temperaments differ. But I can understand his "excitement" when gazing upon the mountain and the sky. I have a more organic view, certainly less adventuresome. What I particularly like about the distinctive Sheephill view are the various diagonal planes: deeply slanting hills, receding mountains, whose heights lead to the development of parallel cloud structures. This is a 12x16 oil on panel that I did on site yesterday morning.