Monday, November 12, 2012

"Perfectly Balanced, Job 37:16"

Pastel on sanded Arches, 21x14

In this painting, I have tried to capture the scene of clouds rolling in over the salt marsh.  When I did the preliminary work for this painting, a front was moving in as the tide was going out.  Late in the day, the clouds were suffused with color, and that color is reflected in the wet sand and mud left by the retreating tide.

 Though the clouds were laden with the coming rain, they charged across the sky holding their weight in perfect balance.