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.

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