Sky Cathedrals Portfolio
This series blends my training in black and white photography with painting. Images may at a distance appear photographic: monochromatic or realistic, but on closer observation are very much about the paint.
The challenge in creating cloud paintings is to balance the cathedral like statuesque shape of clouds (especially cumulonimbus - my favorites), with the diffuse atmospheric quality of their substance. I've done hundreds of drawings in different media and small painting studies before embarking on the large pieces. Clouds are definitely one of my favorite subjects. I hope you enjoy them too.