For me as an artist landscapes are the most challenging subject matter. There is so much going on in a landscape, and so much to master to be able to faithfully depict what we see. Landscape painting most definitely offers one of the most technical challenges to the artist. Recreating atmospheric effects and light in a medium that is opaque and doesn't carry it's own luminosity requires careful planning and many tricks. To me painting landscapes feels like and incredible puzzle waiting to be solved. Each piece presenting it's own challenges and requiring it's own set of strategies.