Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Before and After

Yesterday, just as the storm clouds moved in, I set up my portable easel on the front porch to paint.  The clouds were so dark and brooding, I couldn't resist trying to capture them. And just as the clouds were giving way to sunshine this morning, I started out again. With no threat of rain, I ventured a little farther from the house this time.    

Although it was a bit chilly, it was a beautiful morning to paint.  We are so thankful for the rain.  I hope you're all having a great week!


Azra said...

Both capture different moods,I love the colours and impressionistic feel to them!! What a wonderful view you have.
We had some rain yesterday and its raining now at five in the morning,I've really missed it!

Sonya Johnson said...

I love the simple, abstract feel these have, Darla. Isn't it fun to try and capture the mood of the sky? You did a great job with both!

Page Pearson Railsback said...

Darla..I did a double see if I was on YOUR blogsite! These paintings are a real departure. I am particularly taken with the first, cloudy day piece..very nice, go Girl!

Nora MacPhail said...

Magnificent sky paintings Darla. You've inspired me to try some sky landscapes!
Happy Painting.

Karen d'Angeac Mihm said...

I love these Darla! The colors are wonderful and I love the looseness, feels almost abstract!