Friday, January 12, 2018
Wednesday I was wandering around Field Farm on Sloan Road in Williamstown, MA. The day was sunny and there was still plenty of snow on the ground. Of course I headed directly for this spectacular view of the Hopper and Mount Greylock, which I have painted many times. The Hopper is the valley at the center of the background mountains and Greylock is the peak at the right. The compositional elements are so nice: the large barn repeating the upward thrust of Greylock, but also its triangular shape being the opposite of the Hopper "v", and the similar but different outlines of the road and the telephone pole forms, not to mention the contrast of warm and cold and soft and hard. The painting is a 12x16 oil on panel.