This morning was cloudy with great plein air painting possibilities. The clouds change faster than I could keep up so I took a few photos before I started painting. After I blocked in the clouds, I concentrated on creating depth with the blue trees in the background. A warm red and Pthlao were mixed to create the muted purples in the clouds.
12" x 6" oil on canvas on panel
This was the first try as I attempted to capture one cloud that had light on the top and changes color to purple. The cloud changed before I could fill it out. I then wiped this off and painted the above scene.