It's quite normal for me to have a few wrestles with my paintings as the dark and light are always competing for space but the fight started quite early in this one. The original idea was to revisit a painting, 'Deluge', which I did a few years ago in acrylic and work it in oils but expand the clouds out.
Step 1; I painted the sky in and went in quite heavy with the colours as I knew where everything was going but it all looked a bit 'hairy' and needed to be smoothed out.
|'Tempestuous Skies' Step 1|
|'Tempestuous Skies' Step 2|
|'Tempestuous Skies' Step 3|