Sunday, July 19, 2009

Clouds

"March Skies"
16" X 20" Oil on Canvas
We get great storms coming through here that bring the most amazing cloud formations. I always wait for the storms to end but before the clouds roll out to run with my camera and get good shots of these clouds. This painting was created from some of these clouds. Blue skies above but some wonderful pinks being lit up inside the cloud formation. I've got some images that get so fantastic looking that that's exactly what people would think of them if I painted them....he let his imagination run wild. If you want to see how fantastic nature can get go check out your local skies after a storm...or before one.

2 comments:

Mick Carney said...

You couldn't be more right when you talk about clouds. They are the ultimate subjects for us painters. Constable produced cloud studies on almost a daily basis, he didn't have the benefit of a camera. Love the picture.

Ron Guthrie said...

Hi Mick,
You know, working on clouds without a camera would be a great way to get much faster at plein air painting...not much time to works those clouds while they are on the move so you'd have to get fast. I sometimes spend way too much time in the studio on them Mick but man is it fun seeing what you come up with.
Thanks!
Ron