29
Sep
08

Can you see the thunder?

I was itching to paint a figure in the sky here. I can see more than one  ready to burst forth. And there’s all that white space waiting to be burst into… But I stopped short because this was supposed to be a more conventional landscape. It seems people tend to be more attracted to a relatively customary way of viewing things. So for now, I’ll content myself with the unconventional challenge of seeing thunder.


4 Responses to “Can you see the thunder?”


  1. September 30, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    Another interesting piece, Jude. I really like the splash of color (is that the thunder) up in the corner. And it is a great color complement to the cool tones of the hills. I agree that people generally are more comfortable the more familiar a scene is. On the other hand, too ordinary doesn’t work either – I suppose we have to make something look familiar in an extraordinary way. No easy feat!

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  2. October 7, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    I love your new paintings Jude! Such sensitive watercolor treatment. I see our familiar figure of God in the clouds up there directing the show.

    Like

  3. January 3, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    SO much depth and life to this piece. Love it!

    Like


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