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The interviewer's question:
Studying the science of nature plays a big role in The Hudson River School for Landscape’s curriculum. Why do you feel this knowledge is important to a plein air painter?
"When an artist makes the decision not to rely on photography, they are forced to undertake extensive investigations into the nature of the landscape. Over the last few years I have wrestled with such complicated problems as painting the water or grasping
the nature and appearance of atmosphere. These problems have required delving into subjects such as physics, which, although beyond my usual educational reach, have nonetheless been fascinating and rewarding forays, and I'm sure my work has benefited from the amount of scientific study that I undertook."
Read here for a conversation with Jacob Collins.
PS I know it's not Monday...there will be another post then. As I try to find my new blogging rhythm I wonder, will this will blossom to twice weekly post?