Color has always been a consideration in my work that drawing and painting from the landscape has intensified and clarified. The basis for any color sense is derived not only from nature but also from studying painters. Sublime colorists like Courbet, Cezanne, Monet and Matisse have shaped my sensibilities; more contemporary painters like Fairfield Porter and Rackstraw Downes have revealed the subtlety of tonalities. I am drawn to nearly any color experience in paintings that I can add to my understanding and utilization of color in my own work and assist my interpretation of nature.
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