Thursday, March 5, 2015

1531 Storm Comin'

This is a classic deformation zone hemming in the leading edge of moisture with the warm conveyor belt. The assembly of all of the four main circulations that create a storm is called the "conveyor belt conceptual model". I was looking southwestward down Long Reach from in front of the Singleton Art Studio. The branches of the old shag bark hickory tree reach into the lower right of the painting. There are a few white pines that also intrude into the sky above the overall canopy of the hardwood forest.
The sun in the mid winter sky is low on the horizon. The 22 degree halo measured from the sun is formed by two refractions of the sunlight passing through the through tiny hexagonal ice crystals with diameters less than 20.5 micrometers. The light is refracted when it enters the ice crystal and again when it leaves.
I used a lot of paint on this small 5 by 7 sky scape - it was paint that I was going to have to discard if I didn't use it soon. The paint was thick and almost gooey. I loved it.

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