Storm over the Bank Oil study on canvas board 6 x 6 inches
Stormy skies interest me. I like the texture and colours. Not for me the bright postcard blue of a clear day...I want a little grey drama in my work. This is the second study in my sandbanks series.
Allowing my mind to wander with the brush following behind I can get carried away with ideas. Not specific advance thought out ideas but ideas which sometimes come from 'happy accidents'. This work had several accidents.
I may begin painting a sky with blue and then change to purple or dark grey. In fact grey (or gray for some) is a wonderful colour. It can make other colours 'pop' or settle some bright areas of a painting to give a 'resting place' for the viewer's eye.
It can be subtle or strong...there are many shades of grey.