Wednesday, February 23, 2011

2011.054 "Sunset Storm Front"

Continuing my reflections on Kansas today. I can't tell you how many times over the years someone who does not live in Kansas has asked me about tornados. "Aren't you scared"?

No is the honest truth. I learned very young that the number of tornados that actually are life-threatening is very small. Not to disregard the devastation that has been caused to such towns as Hesston, Andover and Greensburg - just to name a few. When they are big enough to cause that kind of damage it is life-altering and nothing at all to make light of.

Most of the time severe weather in Kansas is an opportunity to see amazing things in the sky. The colors that can be seen in an approaching storm range from deep purple to varying shades of rather nauseating green. Blues, pinks, yellows, oranges, reds, even deep grey and scary black. It's all just incredibly beautiful.

Today's digipaint is my attempt to recreate a Kansas storm rolling in just as the sun is setting. I am enjoying playing with different brush strokes and layering colors for different effects in depth and luminosity.

Sunset Storm Front - 12x12 digipaint

~ Lisa

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1 comment:

  1. Coool. Yes, the things you see in the sky in the midwest you just don't get down south. Closest we get here in Atlanta is when a hurricane reaches us. Now that looks really spooky. Luckily, that doesn't happen often but Bill and I do really miss a good old-fashioned midwestern thunderstorm.