I am finishing landscape drawings today, and I need some inspiration. Some picture to look at to help me think about those last steps in my own pictures. I want something that captures the feeling of nature, the light, the air — that’s translated it all into pigment and kept the gritty directness of it.
So this scene by Willard Metcalf, “The North Country, from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York is going to be my “picture on the wall” today — on the wall in my mind. And whenever I need a breather, I think I shall go and breathe this air.