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Stormy Skies

I got to thinking of the hurricane season in the Outer Banks, in which, I always dread. The season begins in May and ends in Nov. So the whole time I’m there through the Spring and Summer months, the treat is always there. But I love the beach and the sea, so I put up with it. There is a price for everything.

Created with oil pastels. Lay the sky in with blacks, grays and white. Blend. Add the colors of choice for the house and landscape. I used reds and browns on the roof with a touch of black for shadow and a touch of white on the left side for a highlight.

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  1. Very nice. The sky looks amazing and scary!

  2. Tracie O'braks

     /  January 19, 2011

    oh this is WONDERFUL!! You have given such an ominous feeling with the coming storm…

  3. Smiling…That’s the look I wanted.
    Thank you, Tracie.

  4. This is definitely you shining through but, OH!, so Hopper-esque! Huge bravo for you. The simplicity only heightens the idea of empty and lonely.

  5. I didn’t even know what you meant. I had to google “Hopper-esque” to find out…lol.
    Thank you, Leslie!

    • I was paying you a compliment. You might enjoy taking some time to read about him. There are similarities in some of your work.

      • Oh, I realize that you were. But I didn’t know who or what Hopper-esque is or was so I Googled it. Then I understood. I intend to be reading about him tomorrow.
        Thank you, Leslie. You the best!

  6. Wow, i really like the perspective in this one.
    The skies do indeed look stormy

  7. This has wonderful depth and the sky really does look scary!!

    • I’d be a bit nervous myself if the sky was brewing like that above me. lol.
      Thanks, Beth and glad you stopped in today!

  8. More than a storm in the sky, the house looks full of darkness, empty, but not so empty. Dare I walk past those windows. So much of a story waiting to be told. Another moving picture Debbie.

  9. Androgoth

     /  August 1, 2011

    I think it is definitely Umbrella and Wellingtons time in this one, those clouds that you have so artistically painted are ready for a thundery moment, and lots of rain too by the look of it… This creepy imagery is similar to those Frankenstein films (Van Helsing has a bit of everything in it if you like those kind of movies, not too scary but full of Vampires, a Werewolf or three and a pretty good looking Frankenstein’s Monster) but getting back to your painting, I find this offering very good indeed.

    Androgoth Xx

    • You do realize that is open minded as you are, you also have a one track mind. lol. Now I know you must have meant creepy in a nice way, and I like it. With a the idea that a hurricane is approaching this tiny little house I wanted there to be a feel of doom upon it. Your comment has validated that. Thank you, Andro!

      • Androgoth

         /  August 1, 2011

        Yes I am constantly checking on the Skeletons, Werewolves, Vampires and all those Ghouls that frequent My Gothic Realm, but you know they may seem a bit creepy but actually they are just a bunch of softies… Just don’t tell them that I said so 🙂 lol

        Androgoth Xx

      • They didn’t hear it from me.


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