Clearing Amid the Clouds, acrylic on board, 16″x24″ framed , 2022Available: https://www.kasiapolkowskashop.com/product/clearing-amid-the-clouds-16x24-framed/
Autumn is the time of year when the senses are often heightened.
Clinging onto color and life is a human instinct. A looming storm, can
further intensify this feeling as it also has the power to make the
landscape seem richer than in does in the bright sunlight that often
blow outs the rich colors of the earth. So for this painting, I let my
imagination really flow and reconnected with my inner-child, wanting to
express the big, bald characteristics of approaching weather in a
magical place, a place that is actually close to home as it is inspired
by the local San Juan Mountains near Pagosa Springs, Colorado where I
live. In the sky, I created a clearing, something you often see during
the passing storms. The sky between the clouds is not quiet peaceful in
appearance – the series of lines in the sky are almost like a message
sent between clouds that are trying to figure out, ‘Should we thunder,
or should we call it a day?’.