Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sky study 17


That turbulent spring sky...

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The other day I couldn't find Rumi for a while and had to go looking:




Che in Munnar!

(It seems we got about 90% of our interesting India photos from Munnar.)



More art on my website: jalapfaff.com

9 comments:

Fernando Pena said...

Yessssss Jala, estás creciendo en estos estudios de cielos, me gusta

Caroline said...

I love the way the blue is showing through the grey clouds. This is really beautiful, the colours are spot on for the sky too. I think pastels must be an ideal medium for painting the sky. I may need to look back on your older posts to see what kind of pastels you are using. I am also wondering what a pastelmat is. Could you get this wonderful effect on paper or is the surface of the pastelmat very different.

Marian Fortunati said...

Beautiful sky study, Jala!!

Jala Pfaff said...

Hola Fernando, muchas gracias. Espero aprender algo. :)

Hi Caroline - I have definitely been feeling that there can't be a better medium for sky painting than pastels. It really does seem an ideal match of medium and subject matter.
My favorite pastels are Unison, from England. They can be ordered online from many sources. To me they have the most interesting and most subtle colors, and also the most consistent texture.
Pastelmat is a brand of pastel paper (it's sort of a thick soft unusual paper) from France. It can be ordered online from the Dakota Pastels website. It is a fairly new product which holds an amazing quantity of pastel. I don't use fixative so this surface works very well.
Thank you for your interest!

Thanks, Marian!

loriann said...

Love the sky holes in this one! beautiful!

Kaylyn said...

This is an interesting departure from your other work...reversal of figure/ground (sky?) I know these clouds that come over the front range after being popped and bumped around by the mountains!

Caroline said...

Thank you Jala, I will look up the materials you used for your beautiful sky paintings.

SamArtDog said...

The sky couldn't be that blue without the gray curtain. Makes for dizzying dimension!

Che is everywhere.

diddamsdigitalart said...

One of the most vivid ones yet! The sky just never quits it's beauty, does it?