I was recently vacationing with my wife in the Bahamas. On the return flight, my camera got smashed, along with 4 paintings out of 10 or so getting smeared pretty bad.
Here is one from this spring that I grabbed a pic of when I had the chance.
Another Hawthorne quote
The whole thing hasn't the surprise of truth. Don't reason - by reason I mean don't say that I must have a cool light over this, for it gets a light from the sky. It's a sad commentary that nothing is so startling as truth to human beings - in a canvas too. Be a vital painter or they will take you to be academic.