Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Sky study 5


I like knowing that there's an endless variety of skies out there to paint. This is another pastel with a lot of blending. Doing these skies has got me interested in trying them in oil too (believe it or not, I've never tried painting a sky in oils; I've never been a landscape painter).







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Need your kitchen knives sharpened? Keep an eye out; he'll be coming through your neighborhood...


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12 comments:

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

OOh, that little bit of crystal clear blue popping through is bee-oo-tee-full!

loriann said...

Welcome to landscape painting. Another gorgeous cloud painting. Has the feel of your Rothko-esque abstract paintings, but in clouds. Nice.

Tina Steele Lindsey said...

Jala, I didn't know you were donig these. This is so lovely. So very lovely. I wish you could see my dining room right now. I have a sky painting just framed I completed recently leaning against the way. Sky paintings are the bomb, and this is wonderful. Continued good works ahead for you.
Tina

Jala Pfaff said...

Diane, thanks. I love contrast where the quantities are in balance by being unequal.

Hi Loriann - Does sky-only paintings qualify me as a landscape painter? :)

Hi Tina, my fellow abstract AND sky painter! Who knew?!

Laurel Daniel said...

I am LOVING these beauties! They have a soft quietness which is really wonderful.

SamArtDog said...

Landscape. Cloudscape. Scapegoat. Hmmm...

Guaranteed to make your knives disposable. I figure you'll only get 2 maybe 3 sharpenings before there's nothing left.

SamArtDog said...

Etymology 101

Scapegoat: a goat sent into the wilderness after the Jewish chief priest had symbolically laid the sins of the people upon it (Lev. 16).

Therefore, wilderness = scene = scape.

Brian McGurgan said...

I'm loving your sky studies, Jala - very nice! My wife Kyoko has fallen behind on keeping up with your menagerie in the past couple of weeks - I'll steer her to your blog this evening so she can get her fill of cuteness.

Cathyann said...

I love the asymmetry of this...very beautifully handled...yes, try oils...

brian eppley said...

Sweet!

L.Holm said...

Your skies are beautiful. You have a brilliant touch with the pastels. Imagine they'd be just as gorgeous in oils. I love Rumi sleeping--he looks like a cloud shape!

Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful sky. Yes, it would be great in oil, too!