Carole Gray-Weihman paints atmosphere, temperature and mood. “The trees and mountains become symbols rather than things to render—symbols to help me communicate the force of the wind, the heat of the summer or the dampness of the fog,” she says. She effectively applies colors in a remarkable combination to create energy, motion, light and mood. “My quickest plein air sketches convey the most honesty when it comes to capturing the quality of the day. It’s also what I love to teach—capturing that moment that had you stop in your tracks in the first place—that’s what’s most important.