Google+ Followers

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Plein Air ...of sorts


'Rain approaching Doddington' - Atelier interactive acrylic on canvas

'Of sorts' because I painted it from my studio window in real time. The only thing that could argue the 'plein air' aspect is the pane of glass dividing me from the scene.
Painting an approaching rainstorm is HARD. The sky changed every second and in turn so did the light, one has to work FAST! It was fun, though challenging, and when the rain did hit I was relieved to be in the shelter of my cosy studio.


7 comments:

phthaloblu said...

Wow, it's beautiful! The sky so dark and the light shining thru onto the ground below. You see that so much with storms. Nicely done. I admire you for even making the attempt, but the result is top notch. Love the view from your studio, too.

PiecesofD said...

Lovely view and painting of it.

Ann said...

Gorgeous! I love the color, light, and mood of this piece. I can feel the atmosphere changing with the coming storm.

Anonymous said...

really lovely Anita......such a great view...glad you were cozy inside!! deni........;)

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Might already have been said but pal it is GORGEOUS.

Louise said...

Anita, this is such a great painting! You've captured the approaching storm brilliantly. The contrast between the last bit of sunlight and the darkness of the cloud makes such an impact. I just love it :)

Isabelle said...

I LOVE the colors, and the movement. Well done !