Visual obsession, that is. And it’s really only a mild obsession, as obsessions go.
On Friday I took an art workshop at the Kimbell Art Museum. The title was Ode to a Cloudy Day.
After a brief orientation about what we were going to do, docents took small groups to view several paintings of the permanent collection, with a focus on the clouds. Then we went to tables and used acrylics to paint clouds. For me the painting was free and loose—I am not a painter—and fun. Not that there was any resemblance to a sky full of clouds! But this subject is one that has kind of obsessed me for a few years now. I say that it’s a mild obsession, but I have taken the next exit in order to stop and get a picture of what I perceive as a fascinating cloud. What a surprise, though, that there are others out there with the same obsession.
There is a book for collecting clouds in much the same way that a bird watcher would collect birds. There is even a website for cloud lovers called The Cloud Appreciation Society. Wow! Who knew! Then when I got home, a friend happened to comment about a Facebook page about clouds.
Several months/years ago, I found a painting about clouds that just really spoke to me. I don’t know where I found it, but it’s by John Fincher. I love the drama and varying shades of gray in these paintings.
So, with a little research, I found another one by him. Then there’s Georgia and her clouds.
Do you have an obsession?