In honor of Elizabeth Wilson's passionate interest in the subject of changeable skies, for the rest of September we'll be looking at landscape paintings with a strong emphasis on the heavens.
I'm so crazy about the painter Paul Matthews that I couldn't limit myself to just one or two images. Here are three of his fantastic landscapes with heady theatrical stuff going on in the skies:
Thunderhead Beyond Pichoff oil on linen 50" x 36" 1990
Rain Beyond Pitchoff oil on linen 35" x 48" 1999
Storm Passing Jay oil on linen 13" x 22" 1991
What is it about the landscape that intrigues you?
Its beauty of course. In my pursuit of natural beauty I am always confounded, because whatever I have done, or attempted, nature always presents me with something more beautiful—as if to mock me.
Paul Matthews is also known for large and complex figure paintings with a narrative edge.
If you have an image of a painting, drawing or photograph with a strong emphasis on the sky (not your own work please) and a few thoughts you'd like to share, please email me and I'll set up a post for you.