In 2007, I began blogging. It's been exciting to create consistently, sell my work around the world, and meet wonderful friends! I paint, teach, write, am a lover of nature, family & friends. You can view my latest studio work with comments about my process, tips about my techniques, and my thoughts on how faith, art, and life converge. Book mark me and visit again soon!
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Finally, finished! This took a little while, mostly because of the many other activities that are going on this month with work and family. But, I'm happy with the outcome. The clouds took many layers of glazing to achieve the colors and billowy appearance of the thunderhead. The reference photo was actually taken this summer after having driven through the storm. It was very intense, but quite beautiful as well. This is fairly typical summer weather on the south side of Lake Michigan! We missed the accompanying tornado by about 6 miles.
Compared to the image below, you can see that work has moved forward with this new painting. But, there have been many interruptions - including a short but fun trip out of town, and many work related responsibilities. All in all - though feeling overwhelmed and unsure about how to proceed at various places - it does seem to be coming together. Still more needs to be accomplished - but progress is happening!!
Just so you know - I haven't posted this week, but that is because I am working on another, a bit larger painting. This - as you can see - is really about the drama of the skies. Just about a month ago, I drove through this storm in northern Indiana!! It was intense!! And as it turns out (I didn't know it at the time) there was a tornado just a few miles north of where I was! After we drove through it, this is what we saw behind us - an enormous bank of clouds. Very beautiful, and very large!
I'll post again as I complete more of the painting. Right now, I am adding layers of glazing to the clouds in order to achieve their very rich and variegated colors range.
September has slipped by and now we are beginning the month of October! In honor of the beauty of the season, I have portrayed my very first little handful of beautiful fall leaves! The colors are very rich and diverse within each leaf! I hope the inspire memories of a beautiful season in every viewer.