Andrew Wyeth 'Distant Thunder' 1961 tempera paint The artist's wife Betsy naps on a hillside after a morning of blueberry picking in Cushing, Main, while the family dog listens nervously to the ominous sounds of an approaching storm.
"This was executed at Erickson’s house…He grew a lot of pumpkins. I painted a few pictures of pumpkins. But after I saw all the pumpkins that other people did, I stopped painting them…Imitators quickly take the charisma out of it.
Andrew Wyeth 'The Mill' 1964 watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper. Wyeth, the only art teacher Wyeth ever had, didn't always agree with his son's taste. "Invariably my father talked about my lack of color," Wyeth recalled.
The Common Thread "I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.