Distant Shade : 2020-07

The skies in Colorado can be quite amazing. I tried to capture the cloud formations that blow my mind. I titled it "Distant Shade" because I love flying under clouds.  If I can do it, I will.  People think that's weird until I tell them you don't need sunglasses and it's cooler.  This woman is earthbound, but deep inside she knows she should be aloft - airborne and sharing the sky with those clouds.
Distant Shade, 2020, 16" x 20", acrylic on canvas

This is the first application of clouds (left) and adding more definition (R)
On the left is after I darkened the base of the clouds.  On the right is the first woman I painted.  She was way too broad.  I liked the hair, but not how wide she was.

This is the sketch of the woman.  Only sketch for the painting.

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