I am no good at naming paintings. LOL! Well, this is oils on a 12×16 smooth panel. I started with brushes, thinking that I would do this painting in a certain way, but ended up wildly fingerpainting! I used a limited palette of ultramarine blue, hansa yellow, burnt umber, and titanium white, mixing what I needed. What do you think?
I am taking a break from my commission and am planning on going wild with my oil paints. Who knows what will come of it? Check out the two previous posts for two other paintings.
Now on the hills I hear the thunder mutter…
Nearer and nearer rolls the thunder-clap,—
You can hear the quick heart of the tempest beat….
Look! look! that livid flash!
And instantly follows the rattling thunder,
As if some cloud-crag, split asunder,
Fell, splintering with a ruinous crash,
On the Earth, which crouches in silence under;
And now a solid gray wall of rain
Shuts off the landscape, mile by mile…
— James Russell Lowell, “Summer Storm,” 1839