‘Red Skies’

Oils on cotton canvas board
7×5 inch

A rare piece from me in oils, this piece needed oils to build the colour and texture that it needed. Sailors and farmers relied on the weather to navigate ships and plant crops. The colours we see in the sky are rays of sunight being split into colours of the spectrum as they pass through the atmoshere. The amount of water vapor and dust in the atmospere determine which colours we will see in the sky. This painting is a celebration of natures glorious miracles, its red skies triumphing the skies and earth below. 

Shakespeare in his play, Venus and Adonis – “like a red mourn that ever yet betokened, Wreck to the seaman, tempest to the field, Sorrow to the shepherds, woe unto the birds crusts and foul flaws to herdmen and to the herds”.