Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Uplifting Clouds

"Uplifting Clouds" 6x8" oil on canvas glued to gatorboard, ©Laura Gable
This cloudscape was a bit imagined as it hovered over our hillsides of gold and sage. It was based on a desert view I experienced once awhile ago as storms were forming in the afternoon.

On really hot days the clouds aren't nearly as dynamic here in this arid region of eastern Washington where we wither in 100+ degree temps during the summer. The horizons are generally a bit orange toned -- tinted by particles of ash and smoke that get caught in the atmosphere from nearby brush fires. The heat seems to raise the cloud layer higher off the surface of the land.

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