I took this photo on a recent trip to Cairns, Far North Queensland. I just love the endless variety of depth and colours, the constantly changing landscape in the sky. We were on the Skyrail Rainforest Gateway returning back to Cairns from Kuranda Village. It felt like we were sailing through the sky, albeit our ship wasn’t quite as majestic as in my imagination. Think Jolly Roger or similar.

Naturally my mind turns to art and some of my favourites, JMW Turner comes to mind first when I think of clouds, then Constable. The light and illumination when you look at their clouds and skies defies logic when one steps back and realizes these are made by the artist laying down paint on canvas. The painting of clouds is something that I have only tackled a few times, each time it has required a light touch and a less is more attitude.

If you have time, look up the aforementioned artists work, you will be rewarded for your time I’m sure.


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