Monday, February 09, 2009

Storm Clearing Santa Ynez

Did this painting to practice my cloud work. I love the clouds we get here in the valley and Winter brings spectacular clouds for reference material. These clouds were from a storm that brought rain about a month ago and I waited to get them on film as soon as the sorm began to break up.
Some clouds are just so spectacular that I won't paint them because they will look trying to build this monster sky painting with unbelievable clouds....some skies here have totally looked unbelievable. I have them on film but no one would believe it if I painted them. I usually tend to tone my clouds down when painting them but they would still be hard to imagine to most viewers.

"Storm Clearing Santa Ynez"

12" X 16"
Oil on canvas covered panel


Ryan Evans said...

Hi Ron

Sorry I've not been blogging much recently. I like this, with the imbalanced composition you get the tension of the storm easing- nice


Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Ryan,
Good to hear from you. I know you've been busy with your new classes and it looks like it' going well!
We are having a storm right now so good skies are surely coming our way once it starts to blow out. My camera is ready to roll.
Thanks Ryan.