I enjoy the vastness of the sky, especially its changing moods, and can’t resist the challenge of trying to capture it in paint. To me, skies are big abstract paintings that are all about depth, texture, color and light.

This sky inspired me to paint it because the sky made the afternoon storm clouds energetic and imply motion contrasted against the stillness in the dark and moody river. I enjoyed mixing the colors because there was a sizable challenge in joining pinks, whites, yellows and any number of grays into a believable rendition.