Thursday, April 22, 2010



I'm diving into studies of cloud types and formations. Last weekend after setting up my booth in Maryland I got caught in a wicked thunderstorm driving home. The sprinter is a high profile vehicle and 75 mph winds can make it a bit tough to drive. Trees were lying across south bound lanes on rt. 83. Good thing I was heading north! Oh yeah, I sold the grain silos painting to some very nice and appreciative people.
I painted this with Brian Eno's cd "music for airports" playing in the background. Great music that is meant to be calming yet I get a big vibe from it. If you actually watch thunderheads develop, it happens rather rapidly yet appears to be in slow motion. Such a large scale is hard to put into perspective relative to a canvas. This music fits perfectly.


Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful clouds. Great values. You're ambitious to paint so large.

SamArtDog said...

Spring is all about clouds. Getting a haircut a couple of days ago, I watched a truly apocalyptic one brew up in the window behind me reflected in the mirror in front of me reflecting the window behind me... One hell of a view, that was. Turned into a tornado down in Denver and a hailstorm up here. Brian Eno, indeed!

What's under your awesome cloud's hat?

word verif.-- nernato... ternato. tornado

brian eppley said...

Thanks Pam. I'm still working on getting the energy into the larger pieces. I like making the small pieces feel big but making the big ones feel huge is a bit tougher. I soldier on. I just checked your site and I like what your doing. Nice work!

Hey Sam. Must have been an interesting haircut. I'd have a hard time keeping my head still with such a show taking place. Too bad these storms bring destruction. I can't get enough of them.
Under this clouds hat....was my head.
word verif...basho

Jala Pfaff said...

Awesome one. The scale and magnificence come across.