Both done from Pastorius SWA.
Today's painting, looking south. It was time for some turquoise skies and a bigger size. I forgot that there are certain pastels that don't handle well on this paper, and oops - those would be the turquoises.
|Florida Mesa Sky - 12x16", plein air|
pastel on black construction paper
Saturday's painting, looking to the northwest.
|Convergence - 12x12", plein air|
pastel on yellow cardstock
I did this in probably 30 minutes, if that. As usual, I waited until mid-afternoon to go out, at which time the clouds were really starting to kick into high gear. When I set up my easel, the sky above was blue, but a wall of rain was falling to the southwest, probably in New Mexico.
Within about 15 minutes, these two cumulus clouds had merged, wind had kicked up, and by the time I was finished, the sky was almost completely filled with rain-laiden clouds that looked to burst at any moment. If not for the impending threat of rain, I'd have definitely done another painting.