My 5 Favorite Paintings of 2009, Part 5

Camille Pissarro. Jallais Hill, Pontoise. Oil on Canvas.
Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Let me just say that I've thought about my top 5 WAY too much! I've gone over and over the photos I took in New York, in Philadelphia, in DC, in LA... Anyway, I chose this one because it inspired one of my landscape paintings, After Pissarro: Yakima River, Prosser.

I love the way he handled the paint in this one. Love it. The light, the colors, the composition. Love it.