Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Singleton Supercell

A real life supercell imitated art just a few weeks ago. The similarities with Tom Thomson's painting "Dark Thunderhead" prompted me to paint this image - as if I needed an excuse anyway. This storm had already blown down some trees and hydro lines in Lyndhurst... and across our lane. I painted the entire supercell as it looked crossing the lane to the east ... from the safety of my Singleton Studio a few weeks later. It was really wet outside anyway with frequent thunderstorms so standing outside using a metal easel was not an option. I labelled the parts of the supercell on the painting so that this knowledge might save a life. These low precipitation, low topped supercell storms are indeed dangerous.

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