Category Archives: landscape
It has been such a fantastic month… getting to share all the cloudscape paintings and still being inspired by this subject. Here are the last installments of the series for this month…
I have already begun to paint more of them, however I do not know if I will be able to post one for each day of the month… maybe but then maybe not.
The month is going by so fast, and I am loving these paintings, that I wonder if I should try to keep this up for next month as well… it is just a thought, but something I am pondering.
Thank you for all your support with this series! I am so happy to have the opportunity to share these paintings with you on a daily basis via my facebook page and here as well.
These are the cloud paintings of this past week.
One of the things that I love about this series is how expressive clouds are. Each scene provides an opportunity to explore different ways to handle paint in an emotive way, using color, texture, and edge quality.
This month I am participating in a 30 paintings in 30 days challenge hosted on Leslie Saeta’s blog. Instead of posting a new painting everyday this month on my blog, I have been posting each one on my facebook page.
This September, I will share a summary of this week’s paintings every weekend.
To learn more about this series, what inspired me to paint it and how I am displaying it in my home, feel free to read this blogpost.
Smitten with the Sky Series, Cloudscapes #1-#30
Sometime several years ago while outside painting, I spent the time focusing on painting the sky instead of the landscape in front of me. This experience stuck with me.
Last year, I took some of the cloud studies and grouped them and framed them as a mosaic, and I just loved the effect. In fact this framed grouping has been gracing our bedroom since then, as I find it to be so soothing.
So earlier this year, I began painting more of these cloudscapes on 6 x 6 inch masonite panels. The more I painted, the more I loved how they looked together…
…and now I have 30 of these cloudscapes gracing our bedroom.
Initially, I thought about offering these paintings for sale but as I worked on them I realized that each scene was meaningful in some way. Some of these skies were from various weekend getaways S. and I have taken over the years or from trips to Texas when visiting my grandmother.
It became clear that smitten as I am with the sky, that this series is also very personal and each painting is a love letter to myself and to my husband… something from me, of our time together and where we have been.
To see each painting individually, please visit my facebook page. Every day in the month of September, each painting from this series will be posted.
If you have a special memory you want captured forever, let me share this moment with you in a beautiful and expressive painting.