Karen F Rose My Painting Journey

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Silver Linings, oil painting

Silver Linings
© 2011 Karen F. Rose
oil on canvas

The famous English landscape artist John Constable studied clouds and often wrote notes on the back of his paintings noting the time of day, direction of the wind and speed of the wind. He was very detail oriented but then again he was a painter. Hmm does that make him right brained or left brained? Good question.

If you have the opportunity, visit Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, CT, which has several Constable's cloud studies on exhibit.

When I painted this study I was thinking of the quote "For every dark cloud there is a silver lining". The power of optimism. I like that.


J Joy Nocifora said...

Beautiful sky and clouds, Karen! Wonderful optimistic quote... thanks for sharing. ;)

Karen F. Rose said...

We do have those clouds every afternoon in the summer rainy season..the good news cause we really need the rain!

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

I love this cloud painting - and I LOVE the thought of every dark cloud having a silver lining!

Did you go to Yale to see the exhibit????

Karen F. Rose said...

Yes saw the collection two summers ago. Would love to go back!