Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Cloud Study 8"x 6"
So we had a lot of clouds. The overcast was just breaking and I've been wanting to learn to paint clouds. They are so rare here in summer. I learned some but have a lot more to figure out. I've been looking at them a lot since this painting and have noticed that the distant ones have a horozontal dark shadow line while the ones that are overhead show a lot more of their shadow underside. That's kind of "Duh," I guess but I hadn't put any thought into it before. I also have been noticing that the shadows on the distant ones tend toward blue and the shadows on the closer ones are warmer and more burnt sienna.
I hate to get too optimistic, but it looks like we may have several sunny days coming.