So there we have it – a whole series of the stunning colours of the skies over Skye from each day of last month and the beginning of this one. And what a thirty days it was! As always, I’m delighted to have completed the paintings and even though I’ve been painting clouds for a few years now, I feel I’ve learned so much in the last month.

Thank you for sharing the experience with me – I’m off to busily frame paintings of a whole other genre (life drawings and abstracts) for my next exhibition (see my exhibitions page on my website for details). Then I’ll delightedly pick up the paintbrushes and/or pastels again with glee.

Winter Skies Series (Cloudscape paintings in soft pastels, 40x30cm each)

Shop the Winter Skies Series:


Deep purply-indigo flecked clouds creep across the horizon. Not just your average stormy grey but these mean business, a proper temper tantrum of toddler proportions – all toys out of the proverbial pram! Dramatic though it is, there’s something raw and pure about the intent, like a detox of the skies.

‘Raw’ (Cloudscape painting in soft pastels, 40x30cm)


Become a patron:


Faint pinks are amid the clouds in the mid morning haze – is it a long sunrise or an extremely early sunset? Maybe the fairies have their washing out!

‘Mid-morning Haze’ (Cloudscape painting in soft pastels, 40x30cm).