Devotion is an abstract landscape painting with a pink horizon and purple clouds painted in a Tonalist style. In early 2022 I went to see the “Tonalist Today” exhibit at the Salmagundi Club in New York City. It seems I am always drawn to these ethereal, atmospheric paintings. According to Wikipedia,”Tonalism was an artistic style that emerged in the 1880’s when American artists began to paint landscape forms with an overall tone of colored atmosphere or mist. Between 1880 and 1915, dark, neutral hues such as gray brown or blue often dominated compositions by artists associated with the style. During the late 1890’s, American art critics began to use the term “tonal” to describe these works, as well as the lesser-known synonyms Quietism and Intimism. Two of the leading associated painters were George Inness and James McNeill Whistler.” This is just a little art history for those of you who read my comments. Sometimes it is nice to know what inspires one to create. Frame of reference is everything.