Sunday, January 6, 2008

"Rolling Clouds"
3" by 4"
Oil on Masonite

The skies this evening were magnificent. I just had to try and capture the pink in the rolling steel gray of front clouds.

I haven't painted any skies since November. I guess I'm out of practice as this one took forever. However, it was the first one I've ever done Alla Prima, so I suppose I should be pleased (I usually paint the background first, let it dry and then lay in the whites so they stay pure. This time I just laid in the colors carefully and used q-tips and Gambesol if things got muddy).

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