- In this painting O’Keeffe magnifies the motif, turning the rolling hills of New Mexico’s Bisti Badlands into powerful mountains.
- While the title Grey Hills suggests a limited palette, the artist employs a broad range of colors to depict the eroded landscape.
- O’Keeffe visited this remote region in November 1941. In a letter to her patron, Mrs. Fesler, O’Keeffe wrote: “It is a desolate place—no water—no trees—no grass—only a little sage. Being one of my favorite places I liked spending the last days there before coming East.”
Purchased from the artist by Caroline Fesler