Sky layers

I liked the earlier work on the sky, but felt that the clouds needed a little more substance, so this afternoon I took the easel outside and painted from the white cumulus clouds drifting smartly across the California blue sky. These skies need to go a bit bluer yet to match the Cerulean sky we have here, but this is good for now and will get better.

I began working on the figures of the boys before the sun, catching the top half of the right hand lad quite nicely. I’ll get more done this evening and post tomorrow. Justice has me scratching my head a little, as I know roughly what I want to achieve, but I’m not sure where to find reference for it. I’m considering driving up the coast and camping a little, just to search out the right landscape for this, but perhaps I’ll find what I want up by the Vasquez rocks, where the Flintstones movie was shot (and every car commercial you ever saw) with all those craggy edges pushing out of the ground.

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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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