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A Mix of Sun and Clouds

A Mix of Sun and Clouds 8″ x 8″

I decided to do a quick landscape – no cows, chickens or other animals in this one. I wanted the focus to be on the dramatic sky and huge puffy clouds. 

Low Tide and other little paintings on Etsy

Low Tide 4" x 6"

Low Tide 4″ x 6″

I did this little 4 x 6 to practice my sky and water. Considering that I live near the ocean, it rarely makes it into my paintings. Something I might have to explore further…

I have this and several other little paintings for sale in my Etsy store. All are original paintings, 8″ x 10″ or smaller.

 

 

Somewhere in Alberta

Somewhere in Alberta  18" x 24"

Somewhere in Alberta
18″ x 24″

I am not brave enough to post my work in progress. If the final painting is not a success, I like to have the option of forgetting it ever existed. Now that the painting is finished, I feel okay sharing some of my steps.

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Sky Study 2

Sky - Study 2   8" x 10"

Sky – Study 2 – 8″ x 10″

Yikes! My painting time seems to have disappeared lately. I am finally posting this second sky painting and I have something new on my easel.

Last weekend I hung several paintings at Performance Works on Granville Island. My work will be there until June 2nd.

Scary Sky

Sky - Study 1

Sky – Study 1   8″ x 10″

Last week a friend and I were chatting about the importance of experimenting with our art and technique. Of course it’s much easier to keep painting things that have worked in the past – which is what I tend do do. So I decided that maybe it was time to leave my comfort zone.

There are a lot of things I don’t know how to paint but I usually just dive in, with varying results. But I am intimidated by painting skies. I avoid them whenever possible. They make me freeze up and I don’t know how to do them. So this is the first of a couple of sky paintings. I hope I learn something.