Approaching Uncertainty –Desert Thunderstorms - Walking Rain
Thunderstorm-paintings are an important aspect of desert art. Rain is a precious and unpredictable thing in the arid southwest. In some years the ski basin at Santa Fe will have more than 100 inches of snow with all trails and lifts operating at full capacity. In other years artificial snow must satisfy the skiers.
There are times when dark clouds hover over the horizon with a promise of moisture, and occasional wisps of rain can be seen swirling toward the ground. At times it touches the ground for brief moments, but more often it evaporates before fulfilling its promise. This paintings entitled Approaching-Uncertainty is my impression of such an event.
24" x 24" Acrylic on Canvas