Oil on panel
This is a second version of the previous painting but while that one seemed to flow off the brush all by itself this one was a struggle from beginning to end. I can always tell how hard I've worked on a painting by how much exercise I get while painting it. I paint in my studio in the basement of my house and when a painting is close to be finished I bring it up to my kitchen where I hang it in my favorite spot for viewing. I then trudge up and down the stairs, making minute changes, a brushstroke here, a dab there until I can't figure out anything else to do to improve it. With this one, I climbed those stairs enough times to get most of the way up the tallest mountain in Vermont.