This painting, one of my earliest canvas works, is an example of the landscape paintings and themes I grew out of. Bell of the Blueridge was intended to look a bit out of the ordinary with an image showing amorphous mountains peaking above thick brightly colored clouds. The bell and the dark silhouette of possibly an inhuman figure standing in the foreground was all imagined and represented on the canvas to create questions. I intended the viewer to perhaps create their own scene as they saw this, to use a bit of themselves to make the painting come alive to them personally. The use of vivid color and contrast is something even in the earlier works that shows up here.
This painting is acrylic on canvas and measures 36″ by 24″.