(Cameras have a difficult time showing the exact lightness and darkness of certain areas. The two close-up photos were taken to give a more correct idea of what these areas of the painting look like.)
Something about after a storm sweeps across the mountains and the lingering low-hanging clouds and mist,
the smells, the crispness in the air--I find myself continually wanting to paint this and wishing I were always
in the mountains after it rained.