|George Inness. Catskill Mountains. 1870. Oil on Canvas. Chicago Art Institute, Edward Butler Collection.|
The second day I sat on the bench in front of this painting and sketched it to think through the paint application, the composition and the arrangement of values in the painting.
I was trying to figure out how he conveyed the atmosphere. It looks as if he painted a milky, creamy glaze over a blue background and wiped it back in areas. Naturally I took close-ups. Here are a couple of the mountain: