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Two Cloudscapes

two square cloudscape oil paintings

With all the technical aspects of painting going round my head this weekend, I wanted to paint something simple to keep up my momentum without having to think too much or spend too much time. I’ve always had a fascination with clouds and have hundreds of cloudscape photos taken over the years as reference material.

I don’t often paint in a square aspect ratio, but cloudscapes seem to really suit these little 8×8 inch canvases. What’s more, they’re deep edge meaning I can paint around the edges to create an image-wrap effect.

The fronts are mostly done, I just need to paint the edges now. If these are popular, I’ll probably do a whole series.

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Landscape artist Chris Richards lives on the edge of the Brecon Beacons in the village of Ystradgynlais. Chris works mainly in oils, but also dabbles with acrylics, ink pens, watercolours, and soft pastels.

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