A Year of Skies 2020 - project

Canvas being cut ready
Canvas being cut ready
The canvas stretching table
The canvas stretching table
Orange ground painting
Orange ground painting
Five Skies 2020
Five Skies 2020
Sky painting 220720
Sky painting 220720
A Line of Skies
A Line of Skies

I decided to paint a sky painting every day for a year, so on 1st January 2020 I did. So far so good.  I want to have an exhibition of them all together, walls filled with little skies.  I didn't expect all the weirdness that has been this year so far when I started.  Looking up at the sky has a wonderful free and meditative quality - I look up at it a lot.  I love the different intense blues, the shapes of the clouds and the way the light changes.  Making these paintings captures a moment of this each day.  I add the time and date which is part of the painting, a record of that moment, not because I believe in the numbering of time but because it expresses a time of focus, a 'now'.  Lots of little 'nows', time is made up of them - Emily Dickinson said.