Friday, November 09, 2007

Skywatch Friday #4

Silver Falcons Aerobatics team in formation turn
.....And now for something completely different.
One night I had been working in Cape St Francis, and only finished at about 10pm. As I was driving back to Port Elizabrth (about an hour away) I looked up and saw the most wonderful sky. I didn't have a camera with me, so I looked and looked and tried to remember as much detail and atmosphere as I could. When I got home, I was so inspired that my tiredness evaporated, and I rushed to paint it as I remembered it. The stars really did look as if they were sprinkled on purple velvet, in the gap between the clouds.
This is one of my favourite paintings, sadly it went missing from a gallery where it was being exhibited. To this day, we don't know if it was stolen from the gallery, or fell off the back of the bakkie (truck) when my assistant collected my paintings.

18 comments:

Oswegan said...

It's nice.

I vote for "stolen"

~Oswegan

Andrea said...

Wow, I have already seen another plane for Sky Watch Friday. I tried to take a picture of a plane today but my zoom is not good enough as high in the sky that the plane was. Great picture.

Sheila said...

What a fabulous painting. At least you have a photo of it. I think some one pinched it too. I hope they are enjoying it...!!

Sooziii said...

What a magnificent painting - also also vote for stolen!

CJ said...

What an amazing painting...have to agree with the others, it's so good someone must have nabbed it. Even the photo conveys such a dynamic atmosphere!

Marie said...

Beautiful photo and amazing painting!!!

Sandy Carlson said...

Well done! What a dream sky! You are very talented.

Suzi-k said...

Hi, thanks all, it was a big painting too, 1100x900 mm so if it was nicked, they must have had quite a job sneaking it out!
Hope the rotten so and so is enjoying it!

Dick said...

Impressive skywatch. Love your painting, I think also that it is stolen.

imac said...

Great shot and a great painting.

Sharon said...

Great picture, we saw the blue angels here last weekend. I'm sorry about your painting, it's beautiful.

GAWO said...

Look at that. It is just so great.
I think the painting is stolen. So sad.

Old Wom Tigley said...

Stunning a very unique Sky Watch.. your artwork is a joy to see. I came by to say hello and thank you for your comment, I have spent time on both your blogs and I will link back here so I can visit again.

Ida said...

Beautiful photo.
The painting is lovely! :)
The colors... I`m sad to here that you lost it.
May be you can paint a new one....

Paulie said...

Beautiful photo of the Silver Falcons and fantastic painting of a memory sky scene. I love it! I have just joined the group and have 6 cloud photos up for this week.

Ali Honey said...

Oh what a painting! oh what sky; surely it had been battered and bruised and was in some sort of trauma. Fury of the storm! ( Fury at being stolen; fury at being captured on canvas!)

I think it is now famous...so good someone stole it away.

Andrée said...

Your painting is absolutely fabulous. How much talent you have. It's tragic that is was lost.

RUTH said...

What a beautiful painting. I hope whoever stole/found it appreciates the artistic gem they have :o)
Rx