Quiet Morning at the Quarry

TM9345 Quiet Morning at the Quarry 36×36 oil on panel

Maybe it’s because I went to the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams and saw work by an artist, Clifford Ross, who was as impressed as me by the heroic paintings of the Hudson River School painters. Along with the early Dutch landscapists, the Hudson River painters were my go-to artists to study and emulate as I learned to¬† paint. I think their veneration of nature struck a chord, while their fascination with detail felt natural to the etcher in me.

Quiet Morning at the Quarry is my response to what I saw at the museum, Sometimes, going back in time can also push one forward. Enjoy. Details below.

TM9345 Quiet Morning at the Quarry – detail from far wall of quarry

TM9345 Quiet Morning at the Quarry – close-up with water and reflections

TM9345 Quiet Morning at the Quarry – detail from right side