In the meantime, here's the latest cloud piece. It's a departure from the previous two in that: 1) it's not based on a photo; 2) it was done fast-fast - about 22 minutes. It was completed Thursday.
I'd call it a "plein air hybrid" - the cloud pictured was outside my studio window in mid-afternoon. So, that was my "model". However, I decided to go with a more sunset type palette with the colors. Not necessarily 100% realistic, but I was going from a combination of memory and imagination for the colors.
It's on a dark blue sheet of Colourfix paper - my least favorite surface to paint on. However, as I've done in the past, I used sandpaper on the surface, and that improved it significantly.
Looking at it the next day, I didn't like it very much, and I'll probably re-use the paper at some point. But, I thought I'd share it anyway, and I'll probably put it aside for the time being instead of immediately stripping it.
I've been considering the direction I want this series to go, and after looking through some online and printed sources for inspiration, I've thought of something I think will make these work a bit better.
I'm off to work on the idea, and hopefully, will have something to post tomorrow.
Sunsets in My Mind
pastel on Colourfix paper