I love this piece for its beautiful stylization of the subject - a stylization that approaches near-abstraction, in my opinion.
My recent foray into landscape painting has given me a greater appreciation for 'seeing' ... looking that chunk of the world I'm about to paint in a way other than the detailed surface reality that we normally take for granted as we rush busily through the day. Its reminded me to look deeper, more intently at the colour, shape and arrangement of elements as I compose and paint my pictures. These lessons from Christopher Davis reinforce that thinking for me. I hope they inspire you to pick up the sketchbook or paintbrush as well!