this is another of a series of small ( 22′ x12′ ) paintings i did a while back. in high impasto, they are based on visions of the high desert. when i was working on my mfa in utah, i always loved the play of sage green sage against the sky blue sky and rock. in fact, before moving to utah, i lived in western new york and northern ohio; both very green worlds, and i really didn’t like the color green. absence, indeed makes the heart grow fonder.