Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Storm Overhead

Storm Overhead
(Badlands National Park Trilogy Series) oil on canvas, 16 x 20"

Another piece from my skyscape series of the Badlands. This scene is looking west toward Conata Basin in the Badlands National Park, South Dakota.


sarahfburns said...

Wonderful! Great tones and colors - but most important, it conveys a feeling of being there, quiet fullness and emptiness at the same time.

Timothy W. Young said...

Thank you for noticing that! Tone has been key to the series, leaving out unnecessary detail. As I was sitting there sketching I didn't notice detail as much as just responding to the tones of the forms that conveyed the feeling of the place. You are right, there is a quiet fullness there in the Badlands and a wonderful solitude.(The stormy sky is a bit richer in the original. I should re shoot the painting for the post).