Monday, September 24, 2012

Waiting For Weather


I wish our sky looked like this right now!  I'm so tired of the heat and humidity.  I shouldn't complain because it's fairly rare weather for our area but we've been dealing with it for well over a month and I would like some nice cool rain.

I know the majority of the country has been dealing with heat and humidity for the entire summer and I'm sounding like a real sissy but I'm used to our usual mild and dry summers.  I thought that painting something that looked cool and wet would make me feel better and maybe act as a suggestion for some cooler weather - an artistic rain dance.  After all, it is Fall now.  We probably won't get any rain for at least a month or two but I can dream, can't I?

This is an oil painting on a small stretched canvas.  I did an under painting of red and after it was dry I used a very limited palette of muted colors, letting pieces of the red show through.

Waiting For Weather
Image Size 6" x 6"
Oil

12 comments:

  1. Great sky, love the touches of red coming through. It creates an "angry" look & feel, which is exactly what the sky is when the storms are approaching. I also, was tired of the heat & humidity here on the east coast. We are finally getting our "fall" weather - but I'm sure I'll be complaining in winter that I miss the summer warmth!

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  2. Bonjour ma chère Nancy,
    Je suis heureuse de vous retrouver après mes longues semaines d'absence...
    Je suis aussi très contente d'admirer votre dernière peinture. Votre ciel est merveilleux et traduit bien l'arrivée proche de la pluie.
    De très belles nuances de couleurs.
    Chez nous en France, l'été n'a pas été particulièrement beau à l'exception du sud où je me suis trouvée durant quelques temps;
    gros bisous à vous.

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  3. Thank you Nan. We're never happy with the weather we have, are we? Ah, the human condition...

    Merci Martine Alison. J'étais inquiet au sujet de votre absence de poster sur votre blog. Je suis content que vous ayez pu passer un peu de temps dans le sud de la France. Il est si beau là-bas. J'aimerais y retourner bientôt.

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  4. That sky is stunning, Nancy, and I love skies when they are like this here too. I'd take rain , snow, and cold easily in place of our hot and humid summers here too. My least favorite season, in fact.

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  5. Hi Nancy, what a fantastic sky, I'm impressed by its beauty. Great job!

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  6. Thank you Sherry. Our skies here are rarely this dramatic. The photo this was painted from was taken on a vacation. Summer is my least favorite season also. I'm usually ready for fall in July.

    Thank you Tito.

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  7. The sky is powerful, Nancy!! Beautiful colors!!

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  8. Thank you Hilda. I really love paintings skies.

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  9. So beautiful Nancy! I really like the way the red is showing through. I hope your rain-dance painting works because I am tired of this hot weather, too!

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  10. Thank you Theresa. So far it's not working. In fact, it's supposed to be even hotter this week. Where is our Fall weather?????

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