This is the first larger piece I've done in this style I've been developing. I'm enjoying the process and results. I start with nice brush texture in the gesso reminiscent of old masters varnishing brush strokes. Then I play with impressionistic color and compositional shapes...then just a hint of detail. I'm almost ready to apply this style to other subjects matter. I don't want to completely abandon western culture as a subject. But landscapes of the west have inspired me.