Oil on prepared paper, archivally mounted on panel | 9×12 | 2022
Franconia Notch, in the White Mountains, has a view called “Artists’ Bluff,” after its 19th century role as a painting spot for Hudson River School Painters. I prefer the view just to the west of that spot. Up a little higher, the top of Bald Mountain is almost in the middle of a cloud itself on a cloudy day. I love the dark, dramatic blue of the distant mountains against the light of the clouds on days like that, and the ragged edges of the clouds and mists just barely obscuring the upper edges of some of the peaks.