"People talk to me about the mood of melancholy in my pictures. Now, I do have this feeling that time passes - a yearning to hold something - which might strike people as sad. And I grant you, my things aren’t high key in color or joyous or Renoiresque or Frenchy - which is what a lot of people want today - the visual cocktail. I think the right word is not "melacholy" but "thoughtful". I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and the future - the timelessness of the rocks and the hills - all the people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure in the landscape - the loneliness of it - the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it - the whole story doesn’t show. I think anything like that - which is contemplative, silent, shows a person alone - people always feel is sad. Is it because we’ve lost the art of being alone?"
— Andrew Wyeth