storm

You are currently browsing articles tagged storm.

"Weather Watch"

“Weather Watch”

“Weather Watch”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

Sunsets bring mobs of visitors here to the cliffs to see the sun go down and the cliff colors and the lighthouse. With only 2 cars when I pulled up, it rained until almost sundown. I had to sit in my van and watch my iPhone radar to be assured it was going to stop just in time to rush up the stairs and paint. Exactly on cue it cleared. I had about 20 minutes to go, but it was fun the whole time…

"Up The Dune"

“Up The Dune”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

Spotting this thundercloud while driving from east to west, or as we would say, going up-island, I tried to imagine a fun foreground to paint with the impending storm beyond it. A half hour later found me here in the dunes. As this was earlier in the day than I am use to painting, I was unsure of the shadows I would find. A cone shaped dune gave me no complaints in that department…

"Thunder Moves In"

“Thunder Moves In”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

This is the same view I painted 3 days ago, something I don’t like to do, but it was too dramatic to pass by. An unexpected, large thunder cell was moving from the nnw and was about to pour down and crackle. What had been a delicate dreamlike view in the earlier piece, became a strong, heavy, almost flat color scene. I actually had to paint in the car to get this one done because it started to pour as soon as I arrived at this vantage point…

"Approaching Storm"

“Approaching Storm”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

I tried to do this outside as ice formed in the puddles and the cold air was streaming in on a 35 mph wind. I got a start in my van, but it, too was rocking from the breeze. The studio was a nice warm spot in which to finish this…

"Lightening Up"

“Lightening Up”, this is a small painting, 6″ x 8″, oil on canvas panel. This painting has SOLD.

This was the tail end of the storm, a true Nor’easter. The wind was gusting to at least 50. Even inside the car painting, it was rocking. I made a sketch and some mental notes, but had to finish in the studio. I wanted to capture the low light before darkness. That always creates a problem because it does get dark fast then…

"Storming Up"

“Storming Up”, this is a Small painting, 6″x 8″, oil on canvas panel. $550.00 USD

My judgement was off and rain came while I still painted near the steps. Nothing serious because the car was close and the rain was slow to build into a down pour. But, what drama over water and sky! The sun popped for 10 seconds betwixt clouds and earth, a soft, muted, orange ball. I had painted everything except the orange streak, not expecting more than that. It was worth every rain drop…