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Triptych: Original landscape paintings of Storm Clouds Outside Torrington, Alberta

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The images on the sides of all three paintings are continuations of the main images - so they are painted front and sides.

The images on the sides of all three paintings are continuations of the main images – so they are painted front and sides.

These are my favourites of all the paintings I’ve done. I was listening to DJ Carl Cox’s 1996 (Yep – old!) album The End of the Cliché while I was painting and my head was full of Phoebus Apollo thumping away – so no brain at all. These storm clouds outside the town of Torrington, Alberta, looked exactly like this the afternoon we were driving through. Torrington is a tiny town, home to the famous and very odd Gopher Hole Museum, which we went out of our way to visit in July 2016. There were storm warnings on the news and we drove in and out of the rain and lightning on our way north from there, to Grand Cache. The sky was like a roiling sea, with massive waves of clouds and streaks of rain coming down and weird, ochre-coloured, feverish sunlight coming out and then disappearing again. The power and telephone lines by the roadside were just like that, swooping in and out of view as we drove past, occasionally glittering like silver thread in the sun. These paintings went perfectly, which I did not expect. Each one took no more than three hours and I had no reworking or fixing up to do, for a change! Not to be used as an altarpiece but nevertheless three landscapes meant to be viewed side by side.
See more of my paintings, here, on my portfolio page on direct2artist.

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