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Saturday, November 12, 2011

I can see colors on a cloudy day!

8 x 10 pastel on peach LaCarte plein air
 Today it was cloudy and overcast all day.  At first I thought it would make for boring scenery and lower my inspiration to paint - the sky casting a grey muted light over the landscape - making it seem grayer than it would be in bright sunlight and turquoise sky.  But once I set up and picked my scene, I was happy I could gaze at it longer than on a sunny day.  It was not blinding me.  No bright light was bouncing off the rocks, plants, leaves, soil - which obliterates the colors of these things.  The longer I gazed, the more richer the colors became.  It was one of those ah-ha moments.  I won't be discouraged by grey skies again.


Euphoria said...

Of course! Clouds can be very inspiring! Even rain can show you amazing colors.

ti-igra said...

Hello, Carolyn! Always so interesting to hear how you describe your days and feelings :)
And to see your new pastels! They are so wonderful, all are different in colors and scenes! COOL!
And I love this desert, uuuu! I have never seen such interesting places! Only in movies :)
Great mood in this colors, haze, how I love :))))))))