This Original Acrylic painting is called “Peace Country Storm” and is 24″ high and 48″ wide. This painting was started in early July 2017 and started as a sketch idea/concept I had one evening after looking out the window after a recent rainfall / storm.
I started with a pencil and paper and sketch out a rough vision I had on what it might take to paint this. My next step was to work on a colour study. This involved me blending different colours on different layers in Adobe Photoshop. This allowed me to see how the colours might look when blended. I then painted my canvas with a light wash of Burnt Sienna so that I could get a sense of where to start. Painting on a white canvas is challenging and so the burnt sienna makes it easier.
The next stage was simply a matter of using a small rigger brush and drawing in some line shapes. I wanted to follow that with some solid blocks of colour. After a nights sleep I realized my perspective was out and I wanted a larger sky. My horizon was way to close to the middle. After redoing the centre of the painting and fixing my perspective on the fields, I started to work on the various areas of the painting. This took a number of days as I did a lot of colour washes and a lot of on canvas blending of colours.
The final result was the image you see here today. For those wondering about the sky, there were a lot of forest fires and smoke in the sky along with a storm so the colours really ranged from the dark smoky clouds to orange / red sun and blue sky with incoming storm clouds coming from the right side.
I used a series of bright colours on the bottom right to represent homes and properties. This is not a true representation (obviously) and is a bit abstract. I really wanted to share all the colour I saw and continue to see during the summer month’s storms and forest fires.
This original painting is for sale for $850 firm $CDN. I have had a lot of interest in this painting since posting on Instagram and Facebook so feel free to contact me at 250-784-8383