Thursday, July 12, 2018

#0175 "Bass Lake Sunset"

This is a sparkling sunset on Bass Lake, Restoule in July 1987. The evening light always has something to offer for a painting. There was a lot of ripple wave action because of the rocky point on which I was standing. This was the same rocky point employed in several other paintings.

The bands of altocumulus clouds might looked to be arranged quite chaotically but actually are distributed by subtle circulations in the atmosphere. The shapes of these cloud edges reveal the relative winds in the atmosphere which in turn reveal the weather. A summer storm was on the way.

This is a skyscape even though the horizon may be high on this canvas. The painting is all about the clouds and their colours and the reflections in the water of Bass Lake.
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