For the painter it has all of the natural elements that allows for artistic flow of land and clouds and the sparse arrangement of trees. Light and openness draws the viewer in. Hawks are in abundance.
I hope to include some words of each painting as a gentle reminder to myself that painting is about the scene. In recent days I have become aware of the practice of talking about the mechanics of painting. The paint or the brush stroke. One does not ask a writer to describe his typewriter. I want to read the story. With paintings it is the scene, and the viewing that is important. I want this to go beyond the craft and into a dialog between the viewer and myself.