When I give my young students a landscape project they almost always want to include the sun. Guess I can't resist including it once in a while myself. This painting is inspired by one of my all-time favorite artists, American painter Charles Burchfield. Burchfield loved nature and wanted to convey not only the look of it but also the sounds, smells, wind, rain, heat, cold, growth, decay, fleeting moments. His work is wild and strong, and truly amazing.