WINTER SKIES

winter skies the fran zone paper originals
Red on Blue – Winter sky 3, €147,- oil on paper, 297 x 420 mm /11.7 x 16.5 in
Blue on Pink – Winter sky 1, €147,- oil on paper, 297 x 420 mm /11.7 x 16.5 in
Yellow on Purple – Winter sky 2, €147,- oil on paper, 297 x 420 mm /11.7 x 16.5 in

INSPIRATION FOR THESE WINTER SKIES

winter skies above the city of den bosch
winter skies above the city of den bosch

For three years I have lived on the 5th floor with a grand view of the surroundings and of the changing winter skies. During the winter of 2019 I was particularly fascinated by the fast changing clouds and colours. It seemed like a new work of art day after day! I saw colours I had never seen in the sky: deep purple, lime green, magenta pink and shades of salmon orange.

First I made a series of nine ink drawings of clouds. Capturing their uneven abstract shapes. Trying to find my own way of drawing clouds and their shadows. Out of these nine ink drawings I chose three to paint in colour. Because I wanted to do those skies justice by immortalising them as oil painting paper originals. I tried to capture as much shades of colours I had seen floating by that winter.

SPECS OF THIS WINTER SKIES SERIES

The Winter Skies series consist of three oil painting paper originals. They are all 420 x 297 mm / 16.5 x 11.7 in. They come unframed. But if you would like yours framed, please contact me so we can discuss your preferences.

MORE WINTER INSPIRED ART

If you like cloud and sky inspired art you might also like my Clouds ink drawings. These drawings were the basis for the three Winter Skies oil paintings.