Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Michigan Convection

Finally we had some clouds. These were convective clouds that seemed to soar upward over Michigan. When the thermal moved over the cooler waters of Lake Huron they fizzled. The process of decay happened before our eyes in the matter of tens of minutes. I locked my sketch in at the very peak of cloud intensity. The one area of cloud actually looked like it could produce an anvil and then it all fell apart into cirrocumulus. By the time I was finished (37 minutes) the cloud area had almost dissolved into oblivion and was well to the northeast of Southampton. It was a good exercise in trying to catch a cloud – plus it was fun! Medium ultramarine blue oil tinted 8x10

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