Sunday, June 22, 2008

Aspens, Herefords, and Columnar Cumulus

The early morning was very fine, but by 9am columnar cumulus clouds were starting to form over the mountain ridges in advance of today's thunderstorms. I would like to return to this aspen pasture at some point and do a different composition, but this will have to do for now. Kim White would like this painting, partly because of the aspens but mostly for the steer on the right peeking through the trees. There are things to fix as always, but overall I am very happy with this little study.I am learning the hard way that when painting clouds, it is wise to not use so much aklyd medium so that the paint doesn't get sticky too quickly. I don't have that silky smoothness of blending that I would like to have, it looks like a sticky mess.  

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