Storm over Bluffton

Last week during a workshop demo, we were gathered on a wide screened porch, watching the swirling clouds over Bluffton. It was the opportune moment to paint skies. But as I painted, the storm got closer and closer. I continued to paint — a bit too absorbed in painting the palms to realize that it was getting darker and darker — until I could barely see my paper or the colours on my palette. I have a good chuckle when I look at this now, remembering the clever student who discreetly slipped away and came back moments later with a tiny flashlight that she held over my head so I could finish the demo. I am very grateful for her resourcefulness.


30 Comments on “Storm over Bluffton”

  1. ksbeth says:

    beautiful result and glad you are safe )


  2. Tim Mancusi says:

    I like the soft, loose sky behind the crisp solid foreground.
    Wonderful as usual.


  3. Denise says:

    Beautiful picture!


  4. mayelalameda says:

    Shari, I have been a fan of your work since I found you on-line. I think your work is PHENOMENAL! What a fantastic sky. You captured the mood so well. I could see myself running for cover as the storm is approaching. Great sketch.


  5. Bernadette says:

    You perfectly captured the drama of a storm approaching. It is gorgeous!


  6. Linda says:

    Whoa! This is awesome Shari! Beautiful painting!


  7. gaelle1947 says:

    Love the dramatic highlights, in both the sky and water, where the sun rays are filtering through!


  8. Marylin Smith says:

    It’s gorgeous Shari…absolutely gorgeous! Marylin Smith


  9. Judy Sopher says:

    Wonderful painting and especially the sky. Your writing brings it all to life.


  10. anne farmer says:

    The sky …and the sparkle on the water! Wonderful


  11. Monique says:

    Going to send the link to our beach freinds from Blufton..So nice Shari!


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  13. joantav says:

    This is a beauty!!! I like your purples and blues in the storm clouds.


  14. Gerri Dauer says:

    So glad it wasn’t a tornado on the way. Lovely sky.


  15. sahverville says:

    Love your dramatic sky!! Beautiful! Sorry I had to miss this workshop but hope you return again soon. I’ll be on the lookout next time for workshops close by so hopefully I can plan ahead to attend. Enjoying your Craftsy classes!


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