Cape Sky on Fire
30" by 30" by 2"
Oil with a palette knife on Ampersand Gessobord
Happy Labor Day everyone!
When we were on Cape Cod a few weeks ago, there was a strong thunderstorm and afterwards there was the most incredible, breathtaking sky, complete with a full double rainbow and clouds at sunset that made the sky look like it was on fire. It inspired this painting.
I couldn't get the rainbow all in one photo, so below are the left and the right sides of it. This was the view right outside our cottage-amazing.
And here are a few progress shots I took along the way...
This was my set up and sketch. You can see the reference photo that I took both as a print out and on the ipad. It was not manipulated in Photoshop at all-that's how the sky actually looked!
Finished! I was trying out a new thing where I taped the reference photo farther away from my canvas to give me a better sense of the whole.