This has been a rainy and hot month this year, although not much actual rain has made it to the ground in our area. There have been some gully-washers to the east of us, and long the East Carson River, which in right behind these hills in my pastel. I stood under some huge Cotton Wood trees in out back yard in Dutch Valley and painted these clouds one afternoon that looked like nothing but rain was going to happen. Actually, there wasn't much rain on this day, but a few days later we got quite a little storm. Sorry to say, still not enough. Its been so dry and hot this summer, with poor Washington State, as well as Colorado taking the hugest tolls. I can't wait until fall, cooler temperatures and some fall color. And I am sure praying for a huge winter this next year.
pastel on pastelmat, sienna tone.
8 x 8
actually a square, fun to experiment with