Monday, June 29, 2020

Edge of a Thunderstorm - plus other artist's storms

Edge of a Thunderstorm
the view from my dining room window as a thunderstorm
passes by on June 24, 2020, painted June 27, 2020
10" x 8" (w x h), Daniel Smith, Schmincke Horadam,
and Winsor & Newton watercolors, selected for light fastness
and permanence, on 140 lb. Fabriano Artistico cold press
rough 100% cotton extra white watercolor paper,
(no ink nor graphite)
framed, $400

This was painted with a limited palette of yellow, blue, and purple, with touches of a blue-green and a red, using Hansa Yellow Medium (DS), Lemon Yellow (DS), Cobalt Green (W&N), Prussian Blue (W&N), French Ultramarine (W&N), Davys Grey (W&N), Payne's Gray Bluish (SH), Quinacridone Purple (DS), and Cadmium Red (W&N).

DS = Daniel Smith (American);
W&N = Winsor & Newton (British);
SH = Schmincke Horadam (German)

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How Other Painters Interpreted
a Summer Storm

All of these eight paintings are in museums.
All of these artists have
completed their journey through life.

There are seven watercolors and,
lastly, one astounding oil,
no stars, no night.

Clearing Sky
Charles E. Burchfield (1893-1967), American
Watercolor, gouache and pencil on paper,
22" x 18" (w x h), 1917
Burchfield Penney Art Center, Buffalo, New York

A Storm over the Rigi
(Lake Lucerne, Switzerland)
Joseph Mallord William Turner (1775-1851), British
Watercolor on paper, 15" x 10" (w x h), circa 1884
Tate, London, UK

Storm, Taos Mountain, New Mexico
John Marin (1870-1953, American
Watercolor and charcoal on paper, 22" x 17" (w x h), 1930
The MET, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, New York

Before Thunderstorm,
Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite

Chiura Obata, (1885-1975), Japanese
Watercolor on paper, 1930
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.

Horses Running before a Storm
John Steuart Curry (1897-1946), American
Watercolor, pen and brown ink, charcoal, pastel,
red chalk and graphite pencil on paper,
23" x 18" (w x h), 1930
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York

The Coming Storm
Winslow Homer (1836-1910), American
Watercolor over graphite on wove paper,
21" x 15" (w x h), 1901
National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

Storm on Yarmouth Beach
John Sell Cotman (1782-1842), British
Watercolor on paper, 21" x 15" (w x h), 1831
Norwich Castle Museum and Art Gallery, Norwich, Norfolk, UK

Wheatfield Under Thunderclouds
Vincent van Gogh (1853-1890), Dutch
Oil on canvas, 40" x 20" (w x h) 1890
Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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