Cloud Illusions

Cloud Illusions.  Oil on canvas, 28″ x 48″.


Cloud Illusions, 28″ x 48″, is a medium size oil painting on canvas. As the stormy clouds roll across the land, people run. Is a storm approaching? Is it a false alarm? Time will tell. The round clouds turn into wispy fingers that contrast with the geometry of the houses and streets they are about to cover.

Neither the clouds nor the houses are especially realistic. They are more abstract and expressive of the lived experience of the people in the scene. This painting expresses what it feels like when storms approach. It expresses the sensations that weather creates in our bodies and minds. We are dwarfed by its awe-inspiring power. Time compresses. We become more alive. Our senses crackle with the lightning.