Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Afternoon Clouds


Afternoon Clouds Oil 24 x 36


This is a piece I just completed for M Gallery of Fine Art in Sarasota. I posted the study for this piece a while back (ok, it took me too long to get this finished!) I am generally pleased with it. There is a quality of light I was after - its partly the feeling of glare you get on bright days in Florida but also that sense of distance and atmosphere created by layers of moist air - I wanted the viewer to have an experience of that- like you could walk in and put your sun glasses on! I don't know if you can feel that in this image but I think it does come through in the painting.

5 comments:

Ed Terpening said...

looks great, Debora. By the way, do you have any advice for how to approach painting a large studio work from plein air studies? A post dedicated to that topic would be welcomed, as I know it is something many other plein air artists struggle with.

Deborah Paris said...

Hi Ed. Actually, I taught a couple of workshops on that topic so I could certainly incorporate that into a post. I have had a few emails from folks asking about painting from memory & imagination, so that's another one. Good suggestion and thanks for stopping by!

Cooper Dragonette said...

Fantastic Deborah. Great sense of drama and space. Really puts the viewer in place.

Deborah Paris said...

Thanks Cooper!

Nkolika Anyabolu (MD) said...

Awesome work!!!!!! The clouds are heavenly.....................I've fallen in love with your style and use of colours. I am a new blogger and I'll be adding you to my list.

Would definitely keep coming back for more.