Clouds on Cardboard  This tiny cloud painting was experiment. I knew that some masters have used cardboard for their paintings and I was curious how oil paint would respond to cardboard that wasn't sealed or primed. You can see how the cardboard absorbed the oil leaving the distinctive brush strokes of pigament. I found it somewhat difficult because the oil lost it fluidity but I will be trying this experiment again. 
       
     
  First Clouds  This is the painting that I painted on my first day in my new studio. It was the first time I had painted with oil paint in years. I feel compelled to paint clouds mostly because of the severe drought we are experiencing. I find myself craving water, clouds and most of all rain.
       
     
  Clouds  This painting is on a large canvas. I experimented with using short brush strokes. I also wanted to have a minimal separation between the value of the sky and the value of the clouds. Like many of my paintings this was another instance in which I wanted to learn. 
       
     
  Clouds
       
     
  Cloud Sketch  Clouds are very difficult to capture. When you paint them from life you have only a few minutes to capture the color, light and shadow. One of the things that is the most challenging is that they are changing subtlety as you work. I do these quick chalk sketches to help train my eye and my hand to capture the image quickly.
       
     
ChalkClouds1.jpg
       
     
ChalkClouds2.jpg
       
     
ChalkClouds6.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch1.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch2.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch3.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch4.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch5.jpg
       
     
  Clouds on Cardboard  This tiny cloud painting was experiment. I knew that some masters have used cardboard for their paintings and I was curious how oil paint would respond to cardboard that wasn't sealed or primed. You can see how the cardboard absorbed the oil leaving the distinctive brush strokes of pigament. I found it somewhat difficult because the oil lost it fluidity but I will be trying this experiment again. 
       
     

Clouds on Cardboard This tiny cloud painting was experiment. I knew that some masters have used cardboard for their paintings and I was curious how oil paint would respond to cardboard that wasn't sealed or primed. You can see how the cardboard absorbed the oil leaving the distinctive brush strokes of pigament. I found it somewhat difficult because the oil lost it fluidity but I will be trying this experiment again. 

  First Clouds  This is the painting that I painted on my first day in my new studio. It was the first time I had painted with oil paint in years. I feel compelled to paint clouds mostly because of the severe drought we are experiencing. I find myself craving water, clouds and most of all rain.
       
     

First Clouds This is the painting that I painted on my first day in my new studio. It was the first time I had painted with oil paint in years. I feel compelled to paint clouds mostly because of the severe drought we are experiencing. I find myself craving water, clouds and most of all rain.

  Clouds  This painting is on a large canvas. I experimented with using short brush strokes. I also wanted to have a minimal separation between the value of the sky and the value of the clouds. Like many of my paintings this was another instance in which I wanted to learn. 
       
     

Clouds This painting is on a large canvas. I experimented with using short brush strokes. I also wanted to have a minimal separation between the value of the sky and the value of the clouds. Like many of my paintings this was another instance in which I wanted to learn. 

  Clouds
       
     

Clouds

  Cloud Sketch  Clouds are very difficult to capture. When you paint them from life you have only a few minutes to capture the color, light and shadow. One of the things that is the most challenging is that they are changing subtlety as you work. I do these quick chalk sketches to help train my eye and my hand to capture the image quickly.
       
     

Cloud Sketch Clouds are very difficult to capture. When you paint them from life you have only a few minutes to capture the color, light and shadow. One of the things that is the most challenging is that they are changing subtlety as you work. I do these quick chalk sketches to help train my eye and my hand to capture the image quickly.

ChalkClouds1.jpg
       
     
ChalkClouds2.jpg
       
     
ChalkClouds6.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch1.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch2.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch3.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch4.jpg
       
     
CloudSketch5.jpg