I was perusing the painting how-to videos on YouTube this evening and discovered, much to my absolute delight, a painter who paints my paintings! Let me explain. For as long as I can remember I have looked up and seen tremendous beauty in the sky - clouds, sunset colors, vast expanse, even great granddaddy trees fall into the sky category. I have ALWAYS wanted to be able to paint those amazing views but have lacked the skills.
A few years ago I started drawing again (dabbled as a child and young teenager) and ended up working a little with oil, watercolor and colored pencil as well as the graphite. Mostly I paint/draw faces, hands - people, but I still wanted to paint the clouds. Someone told me that sunsets and sunrises painted are gaudy and tacky and I believed them (there are some pretty awful attempts out there) until I stumbled upon William Hawkins site. Yeah!!! Clouds in all their splendor frozen and magnified for all who view them. And I have decided that I, too, will paint the clouds. I can't possibly tread upon his territory because there are so many unique clouds and I will have my own stamp of personality upon my work.
So whether William Hawkins likes it or not (or even notices), he is my cloud mentor and I his humble fluffy cloud student.
I won't commit some internet crime by copying this artist's paintings onto my blog but I will post a link to his blog. http://williamhawkins.blogspot.com/