Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Sky as Art

The watercolor artist I am taking a class from said her favorite thing to paint is the sky; then she demonstrated some ways to do it. Often she paints in the color(s), and while it is wet, she carefully blots up some of the color with a paper towel or natural sponge to make clouds. It is no wonder this beautiful ever changing phenomena is popular with artists. It can be anything! On my drive in to work, the sky was watercolor perfect as if the Master's hand washed in rainbow layers of soft pastel glazes. During the day, as the sun moved and the cold winds blew, the sky kept changing, moment by moment. At the end of my workday, driving home, there was an absence of color around and above, only shades of gray in the clouds and the background sky. A magnificent subject.

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