Rain Coming

Impressionist oil landscape painting by artist Steve Allrich.

Rain Coming
8"x8" | Oil on panel
Steve Allrich

This was really fun, one of those paintings that just kind of... happened. It's pretty thinly painted with the exception of the clouds, which I laid on with a palette knife. With small paintings in particular, I try to keep the big shapes clean and uncluttered so they read well from a distance. I also lost the edge between the tree line and its reflection to simplify the shapes even more, and to help the trees recede into the middle distance.