Saturday, 27 February 2016

Rain on the way.

Summer Storm     Oils on canvas board   12 x 10 inches   

A cloud landscape study as a storm approaches.
Loosely abstracted to suggest mood and atmosphere.

Studio Musings...

This sky study seemed a large area to fill with clouds and I wondered if it might become too oppressive but as the dictionary states...close, hot and sultry...I think the scene depicts the day with little trouble.

Keeping the brush strokes loose and free,  I abstracted the ground to give importance to the sky.  I toiled over the clouds and at one point I thought it might be a 'wiper' so I left it overnight and roughed it up a little in the morning. 

 It came together better after a break and a drier surface.

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