Skies have always been one of my favorite subjects to paint (other than horses), but trees and grass gave me fits! I started doing 7″ x 10.5″ (1/8 sheet) “little landscapes” with very exaggerated proportions so I could focus on skies. After seeing paintings by Stephanie Bower that use rich, beautiful washes of foreground color, I started to combine the two elements.
With confidence gained from the smaller paintings, I’ve started working 1/4 and even 1/2 sheet landscapes. These have turned into an almost meditative experience as the landscape emerges from suggestions of form and color.
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