This abstract ethereal cloud formation just floored me when I first saw it. The photo was taken at Golden Gardens in Seattle, Washington over 10 years ago. I have a running visual library of sky photos for reference for future soft pastel paintings. This photo just might make my hypothetical top ten list of all time.

An entire visual spectacle was unfolding above me as I gazed above. I love the velvet-like folds in the top portion of the photo, so creamy and soft. Below against the dark blue is play of intricate orange detail that is separating from the larger dense formation. The color relationship between the darker blue tones of the sky against a soft light orange is just breathtaking. It will become a painting. It is just a matter of when.

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