#1258 Reaching. Mixed media on panel, 14×11″ $180.
Here is one where I went kind of outside the bounds of color combinations that the sky and clouds actually do. I named it “Reaching” because I felt that the red cloud was reaching up and out of the painting. Now that I revisit this, I see things that I did not intend to put in this painting. What do you see in it?
Wow, has it really been a week since I’ve been not-busy-enough to put a post on. I know I’ve looked at my followees recently. Actually been working a lot on developing various classes. Summer is coming up and working on summer classes for a couple galleries. So, five minutes for a post…
This is the last of a batch of refractured watercolors that I did recently. Clouds are wonderful! But as we approach summer, they come fewer and further between.
#1250 Softly into the light. Refractured watercolor on foamcore, 10×8″ matted to fit 14×11 frame. $105.
John Constable is known for painting realistic skies during a time when meteorological knowledge was not what it is today. Yet he used a lot of science in trying to get it right – and a bit of artistic license where necessary, too. A long but very interesting article from The Cloud Appreciation Society. I loved the quote:
” I am led to this having been very busy with rainbows –”
Here are two refractures that came from the same painting – I had enough material with the random-cut shapes to make an 11×14 and a 10.5×8. The original skyscape is from a shot taken outside my booth at the Deserts Arts Festival in Palm Springs, probably winter 2015-16, looking up at fast-moving clouds.
#1240 Look up I. Refractured watercolor, 14×11 in mat to fit 20×16″ frame. $195.
#1244 Look up II. Refractured watercolor, 8×10.5 in mat to fit 11×14″ frame. $105.
This amazing storm came from something I saw on the web – only by the time I’ve painted it in a different set of colors, you would never recognize it! Leftovers from this one also gave rise to several cards.
#1238 Amazing storm. Refractured watercolor, 11×14″ in mat ready to frame to 16×20″. $195.