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