SAILS IN FRONT OF BARE HILL, CANANDAIGUA LAKE
The view is looking south, probably from near Butler Road, with three boats in a long distance race on a threatening day. This small, monochromatic piece is one of my personal favorites, possibly because I have absolutely no recollection of painting it. It turned up in a pile of work one day that I was thumbing through and suddenly it charmed me. The rough drybrush on the water contrasts with the fluid clouds. It may be that as a painter it's necessary to put some space between one's self and the work before you can really see it. Watercolor, 6.25x9.25 in., gold frame 16x20.