Sunday, January 1, 2012

Afternoon Clouds

Afternoon Clouds
9" x 12"  Oil
$155.00 + $10. s/h


I had someone ask what colors I use for my skies.  While that depends on the weather, for many of my skies I use a combination of Cobalt Blue, Cerulean Blue, Cad Red Light (for a bit of graying) and White and push this whatever way the sky, time of day, weather pattern, location, etc. call for.  As with all color mixtures in painting, there is no always perfect/, always/works color combination.   And, I don't always use this combo.  But, it is tried and true for me, especially with our incredible western skies!

May you have a Happy New Year!  Thank you to all of you who've commented on my blog in 2011.  Thank you to those of you who purchased paintings.  And, Cheers to all of you who've I've met and become friends with through blogging & social media, those vicarious friends as well as those that I've been lucky to meet "in person!"  I hope to meet more of you in 2012.

14 comments:

Anne Winthrop Cordin said...

Beautiful sky! You are so right about there being no formula, but experience is on your side-you nailed this one!

mary maxam said...

Excellent painting and post. Anne is tight...you nailed it!

Kathryn Townsend said...

Beautiful painting--I really like how you painted the clouds and everything in the painting works well together--values and color!

Pam Holnback said...

Anne, Thank you! It is great when you look in front of you and see a painting waiting to happen!

Thank you Mary. I'm lucky to have all these great skies to paint.

Kathryn, Thanks so much. Painting gray clouds is a fun challenge. Do you leave them gray or punch them up a bit for a less gloomy sky?!

Celeste Bergin said...

fantastic sky...I love the colors you've chosen-- this just could not be better!

Janice said...

Beautiful Pam! Wishing you a happy new year!

Cathyann said...

This is so rich in color and paint, Pam.
I wish you a very bright, successful and happy New Year. Hope to connect again in person, soon. Two weeks was not enough time this year to get out of Denver. Cheers!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Magnificent work Pam. Thank you for sharing.

Kelley Sanford said...

Beautiful sky,Pam. Wonderful edge work in the clouds. Happy New Year.

Pam Holnback said...

Thank you so much Celeste! A great way for me to start the New Year!

Janice, Thanks so much! Will have to try to get up your way.

Thank you Cathyann. Yes, let me know the next time you come visit the kids.

Joan, thank you for stopping by!

Thanks so much Kelley. So glad that you're painting again!

Karen Bruson said...

Great movement. Beautiful sky.
Happy New Year!

Joanne Hanson said...

Love this Pam! the clouds are awesome...:)

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Beautiful Pam. Love the way the paint and stroke moves the subject.

Pam Holnback said...

Karen, Thank you. and Happy New Year to you, too!

Thank you Joanne, don't you love our great state clouds!

Dori. Thanks so much. Glad you like the movement.