Monday, May 7, 2018

The Sky's the Limit

Light Show - Oil on gessobord / 6X6in - 15.24X15.24cm

Morning sky, night sky, stormy sky, big sky, winter sky...
Skies are kind of magical.

And then there are things that fly in the sky - meteors, rockets (fireworks), birds, balloons, butterflies, planes, fish, squirrels, dragons...

There are a variety of ways to paint skies (oils, watercolor, gouache, pastel, ink) on a variety of surfaces (paper, wood, linen).

So, I think I'll start a series on skies.

Northing shocking or provocative or political - just skies.



38 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful dramatic view into the clouds! You're really great at every technique, dear Chris! I look forward to your heavenly series. Ulrike

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    1. Thank you, Ulrike! I'm really looking forward to painting some skies - lots of inspiration where I live.

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  2. I'm excited about your sky series! Cloudy days are an uncommon treat around here. I love the hints of aqua peeking thru your sky. Hope you have a great week Chis.

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    1. Thanks, Terri. If you visit Oregon or Washington, especially the Oregon coast, you will get your fill of cloudy skies.
      Hope you have a great week, too, Terri.

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  3. You've done a beautiful job!

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  4. very moody :D nice fluffy but angry looking clouds :D

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  5. Great idea for a series! Super start!

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  6. I am excited to see all the drawings in sky series!! This one is just so beautiful!!

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    1. Thank you, Ankita. Appreciate your lovely comment.

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  7. who love this oil on gessoboard. and thank you for your comment on my blog about envelopes..could not resist to get a smile on my face when you wrote your husband had to take your board away lol lol well the two of us can easily come to drown in envelopes it is so much fun to do lol lol ;O)

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    1. Thanks, Dorte. Yes, my husband just doesn't understand how much fun it is to make envelopes. It is a very healthy addiction!

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  8. Wow. these sky series will become very interesting - your first entry is a highlight! Oil on such a small board - your painting is fantastic!
    Warm regards, Rike

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    1. Thanks you, Rike.
      The boards are pretty small, but still lots of fun.

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  9. Dear Chris -absolutely beautiful. You certainly captured the stormy feel of those skies. Have a blessed day. Hugs!

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    1. Thank you, Debbie. We have some wild clouds in Oregon - fun to paint.

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  10. WOW! I didn’t know you worked in oils, but it’s obvious you are great at this, too. This is a stunning piece.

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    1. Aw, thanks, Rhonda. What a lovely comment.

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  11. So excited about this series! Stunning, Chris!

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    1. Thanks, Kali. I'm really looking forward to it.

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  12. One word....Powerful!!!! Awesome sky and I look forward to the next in the series, Chris!!!!!

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    1. Thank you so much, Hilda. I'm looking forward to doing something new.

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  13. WOW... This is absolutely amazing.... my most happy pastime is looking into the clouds and the sky especially if I'm on a swing...Gorgeous artwork...BRAVO my Friend... Hugs

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    1. Thank you, Zaa, for your lovely comment.
      Hugs to you.

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  14. Skies are gorgeous.. every view an abstract!

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    1. Thank you, Carol. I'm really looking forward to this series.

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  15. Yep, that's a sky alright. No mistake. It is a great sky Chris! The turquoise spots are divine!

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  16. Not much else to say but WOW !!! Totally stunning, and love the contrasts of colors !

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  17. Wow!
    Well done.

    I think we can almost take for granted how light works ...
    Great art.

    All the best Jan

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  18. An inspiring and uplifting post and a beautiful start to a series. Can't wait to see more!

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  19. That is a very dramatic sky you painted, Chris! Love to see the series develop!

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  20. Wow that is an amazing sky Chris - very atmosheric... I love it.
    It has a hint of sci-fi-ness (is that a real word?) about it and I can see some space ships in the bottom half :)
    Gill x

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