Friday, July 22, 2011

Plein Air Hilltown Sky

Lofty Clouds over the Berkshires: 9x12 oil on Ray-Mar panel
Lofty Clouds over the Berkshires
Plein air study:
Oil on Ray-Mar panel
When I began painting there wasn't a cloud in the sky. A high meadow view framed by grapevines caught my attention, and I worked steadily for an hour.  Looking up from new grape tendrils, I was surprised by a brace of fluffy summer clouds racing over the Berkshire Hills. Tossing the first panel aside, I tried to quickly capture the essence of blue and white, and cloud shadows, floating over the distant hills.