We live on an island where the weather changes very quickly from day to day and even from hour to hour. It’s no wonder that the sky is one of the most popular subjects for artists to capture in their paintings. From grey or purple clouds over the sea to orange and turquoise sunsets over cities, skyscapes are challenging to paint for the artists and beautiful to look at for their admirers.
Working in acrylic, oil or mixed media, offering a traditional, impressionistic or abstract artwork, skyscape artists thrive to capture the movement, the textures and the tonalities of the clouds in their own distinctive style.
“I am moved by the sky and sea and am trying to capture the feelings one can experience from being in a wild and dramatic landscape or watching the sun set into the sea”, says Julia Everett
“Whatever the time of day or the time of year, as the light changes, the sky provides endless ideas for new material”, says Miriam Meek.
“I’m inspired by what I see and have a particular interest in the sky and the beautiful colours and cloud formations that are created. I love the fact you will only ever see that formation once before it’s gone very quickly”, says Michelle Gibbs.
We hope you enjoy our selection and feel free to share your own favourite skyscape.