This cool weather scene makes use of early morning light on the large tree and foreground to create maximum color contrast. The smoke from the chimney creates a strong diagonal, which is echoed by the telephone lines and the trunk of the tree. The colorful background varies in intensity in spots, to suggest wisps of fog clinging and hovering in this deep cleft in the hills. This is a small work which makes a large color statement. The sides are painted brown, and it arrives ready to hang.
- Robert Hofherr