For the last few days we've had either rain or a good chance of rain, and, with that, we've had these great puffy clouds filling our skies. I have to admit, I'm a bit of a cloud junkie. I'm always checking the sky every time I go out to see what kind of clouds we have for the day. When we get ones like these, I'm just itching to grab my supplies and go out and paint them. Yesterday I was able to do just that. During the late afternoon, I went down to a little park just down the road that has a nice small pond and found this view. Since I wanted to really paint the sky, I gave it a large portion of the painting. With the severe drought we've had here in Texas, I was actually standing where water is supposed to be. You can see just how low the water line is on the shore line I included in the painting. Normally, the water comes up to the grass. With any luck, our recent rain will continue and the lake will be back to its normal level soon.
When I go out to paint, I usually have to carry so much equipment that I normally forget to bring along my camera so I can take pictures as I work. It's really something I need to try to make a better effort with, but I forgot it on this trip and don't have any progress pictures to share. Below is the finished painting.
Lakeside View ©
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Size: 6x8 inches on canvas panel.
Medium: Original Oil Painting
Signed on front. Signed and dated on back.landscape | oil painting | plein air