I photographed my most recent oil painting as it progressed. I thought it would be cool to chronicle the painting’s development. I’ve never painted a landscape in oil in quite this way, but this method of painting some colorful, abstract stuff and then painting a landscape over the top, is something I’ve done in gouache a few times. This painting is part of a group of new work combining two painted languages. This work refers to Romantic trends, and themes of transcendence in visual art from the mid 19th and the mid 20th century. It keeps me off the street.