By Al R. Young
Several years ago, a good friend visited the studio and gallery. At one point during our visit, we stood a while in the loft above the studio. Four large tonal landscape paintings, after the style of the Hudson River School, filled three of the walls like picture windows.
My guest looked from painting to painting, and, whether moved by the sheer size of the artworks or influenced by something in the treatment of the subject matter, exclaimed with evident anxiety: “I wish I knew what I was looking at!”
Like so many artists, I thought, but did not say: "I wish you did, too!"
For the first 40 years or so of my journey as an artist, I worked primarily in pencil and spent a few years on lithographs... Read more »