Monday, April 19, 2010

Cloud Studies by John Constable

Cloud study 1822, oil on paper,  7.8 x 12.6 inches

I found these wonderful oil sketches by John Constable while searching for great plein air paintings. This summer, I'm going to be painting landscapes outside, which I've never tried (although I've sketched outdoors before). I'm really looking forward to it.

Cloud study with birds in flight, and Stratocumulus clouds 1821
oil on paper on board,  9.8 x 11.9 inches

You can see more examples of Constable's cloud studies on the National Gallery of Australia website

Study of clouds 28 July 1822, oil on paper, 11.5 x 19 inches


  1. It looks like you are getting excited for some summer plein air painting!

  2. Incredible! Where do you find all of these amazing paintings?

  3. TV's Frank- Yes, I can not wait! I think it will be challenging but a lot of fun.
    Valora- I'm so glad you're enjoying the posts! I find the initial work or idea from art books, magazines, and other art blogs. Then I spend tons of time researching the specific artwork or artist online- eventually stumbling across even more paintings that I like. :)

  4. Leah
    Thanks for posting these beautiful cloud studies. i will look forward to seeing your work.

  5. I am very lucky to live under those beautiful skies. They truly are as lovely as Constable painted them.