Cloud studies

All are about 6 x 8", oil on primed paper.  These are the view out my window, more or less.

Constable is not a favorite painter of mine, but he had a great work ethic and made a practice of painting cloud studies.  He called it "skying."  He said, "It will be difficult to name a class of landscape in which the sky is not the keynote, the standard of scale, and the chief organ of sentiment...The sky is the source of light in Nature, and governs everything."  You can see one of his studies on the Google Art Project here.  Such studies are of immense benefit as exercises in concentration and rapid depiction, because clouds do not stand still--especially here!


Found Roses

8 x 6", oil on card

Found a whole arrangement of these in the trash, and picked out the best three to paint.  Hawaiians throw away some very nice, useful things.  Hard to understand, when things are expensive and not always easy to get here.