Sitting in nature, painting on location (pleine aire), for me at the time was to observe/study/record. Only late in the 10 years that I dedicated to "outdoor" painting, did I invent or distort. Then it got to be time to take "nature into the studio." Finding "my spot" was like my earlier experience in finding an object (discovering/tripping over it) to paint. So what I saw in a particular location in the Catskills (sometimes the Adirondacks) became my motif that I would come back to over
maybe years (Parkers Falls, Barbara's Falls, Giggle Hollow).