Thursday, June 28, 2012

Climbing into the Clouds

Cumulous Crescendo
© 2012 Karen F. Rose
pastel on board
20x16"
Dropping off this pastel Cumulus Crescendo for

The Summer Exhibit at the Thomas Center
Mezzanine Gallery
302 NE 6th Avenue
Gainesville, FL
which runs from July 9 to September 1, 2012.
Glorious clouds are my mountains in the Florida twilight landscape.

And speaking of mountains. I had just the best time viewing the clouds on our recent trip to Colorado. We made the vertical climb 10,360 feet to Brainard Lake just outside Boulder. Spectacular!

If getting that vertical is exhilarating, coming back down to earth can be too.
Here's a road sign you just don't encounter in the Florida landscape.

5 comments:

Maria Hock said...

beautiful! Love the colors in the clouds...magestic looking!

Kathy Collins said...

So many beautiful colors in those soft clouds. Great job!

Dottie Leatherwood said...

I saw a cloud just like this one last week and was wondering to myself how I would paint it ....now I know. I'll just take a picture and let you paint it for me :) . Beautiful job as always, my friend!!

Judy Nocifora said...

I love clouds and this painting is awesome, Karen! Glad you had a great trip to Colorado. The vistas there are indeed breathtaking!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

beautiful cloud painting, Karen.
No...you don't see many steep hills in Florida :D