about18 x28 pastel on marble dust board
This particular painting has been in my studio since its inception in January. It was begun from a study of the mountainside on a particular January day in Canaan Valley, West Virgina. No matter how hard I tried I couldn't see it. I was stuck. This week when I cleaned my studio and it kept staring at me. It's as if it knew I was ready to send it to the great pastel burial place in the sky. Then it came to me! Today the ideas flowed through me. It's almost done now. Just a little more thought needed. It comes back to that saying by Gauguin..... "I close my eyes in order to see."