Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Clouds Over Lake Ontario

An acrylic painting of clouds over Lake Ontario at sunset.
Clouds Over Lake Ontario
8"x10"
acrylic on raymar canvas board
Chris Breier © 2017
I've always wanted to paint a picture of Lake Ontario, but I knew that painting a large body of water could end up with boring results. If it's an overcast day then the painting may be nothing more than two stripes of very similar shades of blue. I realized I needed to wait for interesting weather and lighting to make this work.

Then one evening a bank of clouds rolled in while I was enjoying the view of the lake. This was around sunset so the clouds had a much more dramatic appearance than during the afternoon. I took a number of photographs to work from because the clouds and the lighting change so quickly there was no time to get my painting supplies and set up my easel. The original painting is available.

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