Friday, May 27, 2011

" Storm Light" 8x10 oil

I look forward to hiking into back country every year in search of material and just to get away from the hustle and bustle. Many times storms can blow up suddenly which provide very dramatic atmospheric effects. I have been caught in snow, rain and sunshine all on the same hike. But it is these types of settings that I am most interested in. These moments cannot be captured plain aire as they are fleeting, lasting only minutes. I write notes on what I'm seeing and the general coloration of elements. This is an example of a composed work that does not represent an actual place, but it has all of the elements of the passing storm that day.