"There is no excellent beauty that hath not some strangeness in the proportion" Francis Bacon 1561-1626

Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Dog Park Skies

Just a few more skies ..I thought I would try to do a few more sketches this week so it’s off to the Dog Park to look across the lake. Yesterday we had another terrific storm that set off all the fire alarms again.  This storm with its huge dark curl of rain sodden cloud kept just to the west of us today.

Dog park lake sky1  

Then there are  banks of fluffy clouds that sit on the horizon after the storm

 dpk lake 2

and clouds that seem to be lit from within.

dps5

You have to watch your back here as storms come from nowhere. The earsplitting thunder can make you jump right out of your skin and lightning is to be respected at all times. As Geoff, the friendly weather man tells us ..” If you can see the lightning, the lightning can see you!” . Should you think this is a lot of fuss about nothing, Florida is the lightning state of the USA, with more deaths than all other states combined.

The Dog Park, of course, also has dogs. It’s where they bring their humans for some fresh air and fun .. Look there’s one on the bench! dpdogs

5 comments:

Sharon Lovejoy said...

I love your fresh and vital paintings and promise to check back on your works.

Welcome to the USA, which is a HUGE change for you.
How are you doing?

All joys and watch out for lightning!

Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

Jill said...

Ha - and you are concerned about the rain here!!!
Thank you for your kind comments.
Magnificent capture of clouds.
Jill

Shady Gardener said...

Your clouds are wonderfully breathtaking! :-) Thank you for sharing.

Meredehuit ♥ said...

your watercolors are exquisite! You are an amazing artist.

sharp green pencil said...

Thank you all I am late replying due to packing and other moving horrors..

Thank you Sharon! It was a change.. but that was three years ago and now we are leaving .. more changes afoot! We have enjoyed it. I have learnt more than my old brain can take about trees and plants.. and thunderstorms

Ahh Jill... there is nothing quite
like English rain is there

SG.. Thank you as always!

Meredehuit.. Thank you too! I try and try to improve every day!One day I will get there!