Monday, June 02, 2014

Hazy Skies With a Touch of Green

Hazy Before Thunder Chatham Beach © 2014 Katherine Kean
oil on linen 12 x 12 inches

This painting is about the feeling of when the beach is the only place to escape the heat and humidity mere minutes before the thunderstorm breaks. 

Have you ever noticed how the sky sometimes takes on a greenish cast right before a storm? People have noted this phenomena for centuries and modern scientists don't deny it, although there is no consensus on what the cause is. It could be the mixing of yellow sunlight scattered by particles in the air that makes the blue sky a greenish color., but who knows?


Beth Rommel said...

Such a good portrayal of a pending storm. When we would see that green in Texas it meant run for cover. If we saw the yellow it meant, "dang I wish I had a tornado shelter."

Katherine Kean said...

Thanks Beth. Yikes! Sounds like it's good to be able to read the signs.

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