Wednesday, September 4, 2013


We've had such beautiful anvil clouds forming around here lately that I just had to paint this one. The photograph was taken by my friend Geraldine Garcia, and I stayed fairly true to the cloud but changed the foreground design. I wanted the bushes to form an oval to carry your eye around and back to that spectacular cloud! Hope it worked.

Painted in gouache on Bristol vellum, 2.5" x 3.5".  



  1. Another beautiful sky Debora, lovely scene.

  2. Thanks so much, Doug. I'm glad you like it. :)

  3. Very creative and curious. I never thought of a cloud in an anvil shape. Amazing work.

    1. :) Thanks. In the desert southwest anvil clouds form over the high mountains, usually indicating a severe storm is forming overhead. Albuquerque is situated next to a 10,000 foot range where anvils often grow. I sure miss seeing those clouds now that I live in New York!


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