Thomas Hill, the famous CA painter of the late 19th and early 20th century, talked about painting the grandeur of nature. He’s qouted as saying when he first started to paint he looked for the great sweep of nature. But as time went by, he found that a patch of hillside or a copse of trees made for beauty enough to capture. Another artist and teacher Irby Brown made the observation, “Simplicity is not for Simpletons”. True enough!