Title: There’s a Storm Coming
Medium: Oil on box canvas
Size: 16 x 16 x 2 inches- floated in white boxed frame
‘There’s A Storm Coming’ was painted in essence from a reference photo I took during covid. I loved the colour variety of soft moody lilacs and blues. I felt they expressed the changing nature of the weather. In particular this windy spring day, which was full of heightened emotion. The light was dashing in and out between the bulky masses of high cloud. Consequently, rain was coming in to land and was moving fast. So, on a day like that, I’d have to carefully hurry down the grassy cliff hoping on the flags to capture the full blast of the incoming swell. Indeed I find these are the most exciting days to take photos. I’m often filled with the wonder at great length of the magnificent force of Mother Nature. We’re so fragile compared to her even though we think we’ve the upper hand.
Going through the photos at the studio I narrowed them down to a few. I referred to the movement, the tones of colour and also the memory of being there. I decided to use palette knife as I usually go with both that and the brushes. Palette knife can be more unpredictable in nature and has an organic application with paint. Of course depending on how you wield it. I wanted to capture the motion of the sea and the surface quality of the waves with the foam in the foreground.
For me it was an exciting piece to create and I was happy with outcome. I felt the title ‘There’s a Storm Coming’ was quite apt considering what was going to be. The painting sets the scene and predicts the aftermath, I’ve seen it so many times. Gusts of gale force winds with sheets of rain drifting across the bay. It’s never a tiring sight!
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