TM8709 Cloud-gazing 36×44 oil on panel
Cloud-gazing is a dreamy way to enjoy July, and we’ve had some beautiful opportunities lately. I especially love watching the clouds play hide and seek with the trees in the pond. Reflections, though clearly part of the world, seem more magical. And being something of a contrarian, I like the idea of looking down to see up. So join me, and let the hypnotic effect of a lazy afternoon take you to your own special place, wherever it might be…..details below.
TM8709 Cloud-gazing – detail from center showing foliage and cloud reflections with floating leaves – note use of layered textures
TM8709 Cloud-gazing – detail from upper left
TM8709 Cloud-gazing – detail from right side with tree and sky reflections under bits of floating duckweed – note use of scraping into wet paint in tree trunks
TM8709 CLoud-gazing – detail from lower left showing use of layered spatter technique (solvent into first wet paint layer, followed by thinned paint spattered on subsequent wet glaze layers