Thursday, February 24, 2011

Dramatic Skies

I am fortunate that my house is on a ridge which affords wonderful views from the south to the northwest. The sunsets are often amazing.
Still, when I think of broad dramatic skies, my mind turns to the great plains of America. The sky just seems bigger there. A late afternoon drive in the northern great plains a number of years ago was particularly striking. I had to pull off the road and enjoy the brilliance of the scene as it unfolded. It inspired this painting.
Great Plains
18" X 26.5"
 Original Oil

1 comment:

Terry Miller said...

Oh, how nice! Skies are the one thing that just don't seem to 'read' well in graphite, especially the subtle tones of sunset and sunrise. Stunning work, Linda.