Looking toward the Chesapeake Bay and longing for warmer weather and blue skies. I was inspired to paint this small work (6″ x 6″) while strolling along Savage Neck Dunes on the Eastern Shore of Virginia.
North of Here isoil on canvas board and it was inspired from a photo that I took a few years ago during my stay in the Hudson Valley, New York. In this painting I attempt to capture the fleeting moments of light on atmosphere. I wanted to create the feeling of being there on the road, looking at the field and enjoying those fluffy clouds!
How does the permanence of the land and the impermanence of the shifting light affect our perspective of the landscape and our experience of it?
I’ve always been inspired by clouds. On hot summer days my sister and I would pass the time looking up – to see how many animals and shapes we could find in those big clouds gliding above us.
I’ve taken so many photos of clouds … but never attempted a painting. Until now. In this small painting I wanted to try to paint something monumental (the sky) on a small surface (10″ x 8″ canvas). It was a real challenge….