Sunday, September 25, 2011

Strange Days


Storm on the way
18 x 24
oil on canvas

A couple of months ago I was driving up this road to a little bakery where I buy my rice bread and I saw a huge storm moving in from the south so back down I went to get my camera so I could get some resource photos.  This painting above was my attempt to capture the mood with the sun still shining in the foreground but far down the valley was a totally different scenario.   Today on the coast it was much like that.  We had ferocious winds, torrential rain and brilliant sunshine under deep blue skies.  Yesterday and the day before it felt like Hawaii.  Strange days... 

4 comments:

martinealison said...

Une atmosphère orageuse particulièrement bien capturée dans votre oeuvre. Bravo!
J'aime le contraste de vos couleurs...
Gros bisous

Marie Theron said...

I can really feel that heaviness hanging there, you captured it well, Barb!

martinealison said...

Bonsoir ma chère amie,
Je tiens à vous remercier sincèrement pour les bons mots que vous m’avez écrits. J’ai été très touchée par votre délicate attention.
Je vous souhaite de passer une très agréable journée et encore merci de tout mon cœur.
Gros bisous,

Martine

Barb Hillier said...

Thank you Martine and Marie. It was fun to try and paint two different weather systems on one canvas. We live in an area of micro climates and the weather is often very exciting here.