We don't usually have dramatic looking skies here in Southern California. Most of our days are sunny and when we do get rain, we rarely get really cool looking clouds. I have taken a lot of cloud pictures as I've traveled and now I want to do a series of paintings featuring the sky as the focal point.
Today is a rainy day (one of the few we've had this year) so it seems appropriate to post this painting. Of course, our sky is just gray, but I can pretend that it looks like this one. I'm just really happy that we are getting some much needed rain.
This is painted on 300# Arches cold press paper. I'm going to have to crop some of the top because of that annoying watermark that they use on their paper. It's so maddening! I do like the way this paper works for wet into wet painting though. I soaked it and then played with the sky until I was happy with the result. Then I let it dry before painting the ground and trees. That small area was painted wet into wet also.
Cool and Cloudy
Image size 8" x 30"