Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Phantom Cloud

"Oil plant #5 (Phantom Cloud)"    SOLD
oil on panel, 2010
8" x 10" (20.32cm x 25.4cm)

I love this view from below the tangle of pipes. Seen late in the day the shadows stretch out and colors deepen.

As I was working on the sky nothing seemed to fit, I then laid in some quick gestural strokes and this phantom shape began to emerge. Recognizing the drama it added and the nice contrast of loosely applied paint to the straight, harder lines, a bit of refining was all that was needed.93

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  1. You could not have picked a more perfect name for this image. I can feel the phantom.

  2. Thank you SL,
    One of those 'happy accidents' that gave it some drama. The cloud seems to swoop in, ready to pounce.