Now, I am not the sort of person who has ever been remotely interested in painting the landscape. Seriously, it was something I did when I was in school but I was never very good at it. Then I went to Skowhegan and I met amazing painters who were really committed to painting the landscape (like Ellen Altfest, Frank Meuschke, Lois Dodd, and Yvonne Jacquette) and I knew I didn't have that kind of commitment in me for the landscape.
I will say that the color in the landscape has become very urgent for me lately. Specifically, the way green is becoming a situation for color. I start thinking what it could mean to formulate a painting where varieties of green are the basis for the color relations. So I've been walking in the landscape a lot lately and looking at trees. And mixing that color when I get home.