I often view a field, forest or blooming plant from indoors and that sets the seed for a painting . The light, cast shadow, textural mass or a line might start the creative process. The window panes by the nature of their wooden divisions create a cropped view. For the longest time I have viewed the quaking of the aspen leaves wondering how to translate that into a visual. It is the movement created by the wind, the flickering light and rustling sound together, that keep me trying.
I paint from remembered landscapes that I carry with me - and remembered feelings of them, which of course become transformed. Joan Mitchell