Thursday, September 20, 2012
Glow Over Buffalo Peak
6" x 8" Oil
This is the view we have up in the mountains. I've painted Buffalo Peak, and this view, countless times; different times of day, different months, different seasons, different weather conditions. Each time the sky and the clouds are completely different. Each painting is so different from the others.
I can truly see how Monet could paint Rouen Cathedral in so many different colors, values, and seasons. Although, have you ever really looked at his Rouen Cathedral paintings? The drawing part is so similar in each one. It makes me wonder if he sketched out the Cathedral many times on many canvases and had them all ready to paint. Does any one know? Any thoughts?