We are having a lot of weather here at the moment. It’s a typical Florida summer.
The day starts clear and bright, then, as the heat rises to almost unbearable temperatures, the clouds bubble up from the west. By 3.00 or often earlier, huge apocalyptic thunderstorms sweep across the flat Florida landscape and just as quickly subside.
The relief from the heat can be short lived and the evening slips back to being calm and still, hot and airless. It’s something I will always remember about our time here, so in between working on the commissions I sketched a few clouds. There is not what you would call “a view” from our terrace just the rooftop of the opposite apartments, some tree tops and then sky..
There are clouds with holes in them…
Towers of vertical clouds crossed with horizontal floating bands
Big puffy clouds which seem to link the land and the sky.
Bright edges of clouds
Layers of dark rain soaked clouds which are so low you feel you could touch them. They move swiftly, obliterating everything.
And then, over the old buildings of Baldwin Park Naval base across the lake there are the high trailing clouds of early evening.
Another storm has just passed over and it’s raining right now.
These little sketches cannot do justice to the magnificence of these skies. These are the skies which make you believe in Sky Gods. We are going away for a few days but I think sky studies will resume next week.