Fierce Afternoon Storm

Afternoon Storm

Afternoon Storm

A wild storm swept in this afternoon, the second of three storms that may end our seven- year drought here in Southern California. We had high winds and, for San Diego, a lot of rain. The trees on the canyon side above our house swayed and bent under the force of the wind and I had fun trying to show the fierceness of the storm with paint. I painted on a sturdier paper and it did not buckle like yesterday’s sketch. I think for the time being I will stick to Bristol for gouache.

This is a gouache and marker painting on black Bristol paper.

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2 Responses to Fierce Afternoon Storm

  1. gorgeous painting! I was going to get back into acrylics but I am now considering gouache. Have you tried acrylics? I am trying to decide! I am currently painting with trans. watercolor but wanting to expand my horizons. 🙂


  2. Thank you Margaret, I have not tried acrylics, just watercolor and gouache so far. After seeing the amazing work of Menina Ricci I tried gouache about a month ago.


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