Clouds, Skies, Sunsets and Dreams

cloud paintings
Cloud Series Paintings

Painting clouds has been a passion of mine for a long time ~ nearly two decades!

cloud paintings
Silver Lining VI, oil on linen, 11″ x 14″ See Purchase Info>

I didn’t realize how much I LOVE painting them until my retreat in Tuscany this fall. I was taking a lunch break from the easel and took my sandwich and drink out on the veranda.

As I sat there soaking up the Tuscan sun, my eyes and heart wandered. I had nothing in particular on my mind. I simply rested.

The next thing I knew ~ a vision of this cloud riveted my attention.

cloud paintings
Silver Lining VI, framed size, 18″ x 21.5″, See Purchase Info>

I took my drink back to the studio and squeezed some blue pigments on my palette. With the Charvin Paint, I use full strength pigment without any medium ~ just like pastel.

Clouds & Dreams

It’s a dream come true to have my oil paints behave like pastels. I’ve been dreaming of this for such a long time, I thought it would never come to be.

Like pastels, I scrub the pigment directly onto the linen and mix the colors on the canvas ~ not the palette. Oh, some preliminary mixing does happen on my palette. But I love letting the viewer’s eye blend the colors.

When this happens, each person becomes a participant in seeing the painting in their own way. Colors meld with each person’s energy fields, you know how everyone has a different aura. And how it can change from day to day, mood to mood.

This is magic!

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Author: Dorothy Fagan

Experimenter, gardener, grandmother … Dorothy Fagan plays with creativity, dreams, and paint every day.