At last the frantic comings and goings of the Christmas period have come to a belated conclusion and the opportunity to dig out the paints has arrived. As a warm up before turning to some more serious projects I decided to attempt some cloud studies. I dug out a couple of canvas boards and my sketch books, selected a couple of drawings and squeezed out some paint. A little mixing on the palette and I was ready to go.
Most of my work is based in the landscape and one of the most important elements in making images in the outdoors is the depiction of clouds. As a warm up exercise the inclusion of clouds was important to me. Two different types of cloud condition made the exercises a little more challenging.
This made for an enjoyable session and whilst not totally satisfied with the results I have managed to get myself back focussed on making pictures.
Clouds 1 - Oil on canvas board 12" x 10"
Clouds 2 - Oil on canvas board 12" x 10"