I feel guilty for not posting anything but I didn’t attend Ted Reed’s Painting class today.
I was flying in from North Carolina into Baltimore, Maryland. So I thought I’d post this picture I took.
I don’t remember the clouds having these deep violet colors when I took the picture. I haven’t been adulterated or changed. These are straight off my camera. Aren’t the colors beautiful?
I love clouds. One of the things I miss the most about New Mexico is the thunderheads in the summer monsoon season. You’d watch all day as these billowing masses of clouds built up all day long and then would release their precious rain around 4pm. It was wondrous.
I remember reading years ago that they were looking for the perfect thunderstorm to use for a recording of Ferde Grofé’s Grand Canyon Suite. They recorded it in New Mexico so that should give you an idea of the wonderful storms that took place there. I have that CD somewhere and it’s plastered with warnings about the probability of blowing out your speakers if you have it turned up too loud.
I was afraid of storms as a child, but my Father told me the noise and lights were the results of the angels bowling. I was never really afraid of a storm again after that.
Hope you enjoyed the picture.