July 13, 2007

EDM 127 Sky

I know an artist could spend their life trying to capture a skyscape with paint - there is NO artist like the one above. This challenge I tried several times and found this painting to be the most dramatic and somewhat realistic. I am working in my journal and certainly should have a larger page and better paper for sure but it is still a fun learning experience
This tree scene is reworked from a lesson with Kate Johnson (on line classes) as the dark trees contrast beautifully with the New England sky. I need to work on some simple cloudy skies and will probably post them later.

18 comments:

Lin said...

Sandy - these are BOTH FANTASTIC!!!!!! GREAT JOB!

Teri C said...

Both of these are fabulous!! Your paintings do nothing but improve every time I look here!

shirley said...

Sandy,
I LOVE the evergreen trees! Skies are really quite wonderful as well - but I'm going to ask you for a tree lesson for sure!

Genine said...

Excellent job Sandy!!! These are wonderful I love how the rays of sunshine strike the landscape. The trees a great too.

Joy said...

Sandy you did good with your skyscapes! I never was one that was good with sky painting so that is one I really should work on! I also love the one you did of your mailbox and the sky! Joyce

caseytoussaint said...

These are amazing, Sandy! I love the skies - and I think the next sketchcrawl should have a tree theme!

Linda T said...

Both of these are terrific!!

Laureline said...

Sandy, I lke these very much. The colors are deep and rich and the sky effects are so dramatic.

juj said...

Great sketches Sandy - the colors are beautiful, and I love the drama of those trees in the bottom one. I applaud your determination AND your success - I wouldn't even begin to attempt a sky.

Lynn said...

I like both of these. They are very dramatic and beautiful.

biteyourowntail said...

Two glorious skyscapes. Those trees in the second one - lovely against that sky.

Linda said...

Absoluletly beautiful! The second one with the trees is especially striking!

mARTa said...

I love the energy of the first one and that's the one I'd hang in my fantasy art gallery where all of my online art friends would have a painting hanging! We'd have a reception of course and I'd serve my killer Sangria and we'd all laugh and mingle and get tree lessons from you, people lessons from Casey and Shirley would show us how to sketch London!

Tami said...

Sandy, I think both of these came out with a lot feeling! I love both the light shining down through the clouds on the top one and the contrast of the trees against the sky on the second one. Clouds are just plain hard! There have been times when I have looked at the sky and laughed thinking if I painted that someone would say "No, clouds don't form like that..."

Africantapestry said...

What beautiful skyscapes Sandy!This one is full of wonderful drama! all your posts of the last few weeks are all beautiful work; the beach sketches, your flag and porch(I love your home, it looks gorgeous), your sketchcrawl( looked like you've all had great fun and I love your fountain!!)reat work. It is nice to come back to such great inspiration!
Ronell

martín said...

Wow, these skies are excellent! the second one is my favourite. Very loose. Great!!

phthaloblu said...

These are wonderful! I especially love the one below with the pines sticking up. Beautiful work!

seesue said...

Your skies are a lesson well learned. I love checking in and seeing your lovely work.