Saturday, April 13, 2013

Afternoon Cloud Study

"Afternoon Cloud Study", 6 x 6, oil on panel

Another long stretch without posting!  Unfortunately, it has been a bad winter for technology in the Caribbean.  Between frying my laptop (now replaced!) and lack of internet access it has been difficult to post the last few months. But, the season is winding down here in the Virgin Islands and I will be back in Saratoga in a couple of weeks.  I am looking forward to some Spring painting!  This is a small study for some cloud paintings that are in the planning stage at this point.  This painting is all about the edges:  edges of the clouds and edges of the trees against the sky.  Again, it is painted from memory and sketches in an indirect manner.  For me at least, it helps to paint these kind of paintings in stages rather than alla prima (in one sitting) as it allows more time to work through the design, drawing and edges in the first phase of the painting process.