Cloudy day by the lake
Oil on linen
Unsure whether it would start raining, I parked my car beside the lake and set up my easel.
The glimmer of bright yellow light above the hills had caught my eye. I knew I had to try capture this scene. The colour scheme was simple, cold metallic greys and blues. The few rays of warm light creeping up behind the hills suggested a feeling of hope. In some way rendering the mood of the painting more dramatic. I tried my best to show unrest in a seemingly still environment. Perhaps some movement is perceived in the trees and brushstrokes in the clouds.
I worked fast, paying attention to the most critical details to give the right mood to the painting. I was generally pleased with the outcome. Looking at this painting now, I feel peaceful, even though I was rushing to paint quickly at the time. It started raining as I felt that it was done.