Reflections on Landscape

Driving down the road today on my way to work I was struck by the subtle color changes that have occurred in the Wisconsin landscape over the last month.  Summer now in full swing, the landscape has filled in with vibrant greens.  However, a rather dry few weeks is making many of the grassy areas in Mitchell Park turn yellow.  The color relationships fascinate me.  When I observe a panorama I am quickly struck by the horizontal color bands of earth and sky.  Tree lines are often a dramatic transition on the horizon.  These relationships are really what drive my work.  I often paint the same scene more than once- manipulating, enhancing, and tweaking the colors each time.  I have taken hundred of pictures, often from my car.  These pictures inform most of my paintings.