Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Full Moon and Clouds

Here I have a photo of a 14" x 6 studio oil painting I snuck into my recent Twilight Skies show a couple of weeks after the opening. I am intrigued by the subject of well formed cumulus clouds surviving after sunset and illuminated by the moon, something I don't see very often in Albuquerque.  I thought the strong vertical format of this painting imparted a greater sense of towering clouds. Diagonal lines in the lower cloud and sky helped to reinforce that effect. I am considering doing some larger paintings of cumulonimbus (storm) clouds in moonlight, which will probably be best suited to a much larger sized painting.

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