". Arranged Words: Unusual Clouds

28 Sept 2021

Unusual Clouds

 

Hi everyone,

I saw this beautiful and unusual cloud formation and had to take a picture. If anyone knows what these clouds are called, please let me know in the comments.

                                                                                                                            

Goldenrod and wild grape vines as a backdrop.
                                           

         Still blooming outside: Mum, Shamrock, and Hibiscus.


Since it seems to be a popular medium these days, I thought I'd try out Jelly gouache. I do have a few tubes of other brands but I haven't really tried them yet.
To me, gouache seems rather thick and, of course, unlike watercolours it's an opaque medium. I love these colours. 




The brown gouache covered well on black paper. As you can see, the orange gouache didn't cover well on black paper.


A package arrived in the mail for me not long ago.  Among other delightful beautifully wrapped items, I received this wonderful little sketchbook made by my lovely friend, Soma. 

Soma is a multi-talented artist. Besides painting, Soma makes beautiful quilts and tote bags. She designs quilt blocks, carves, and makes these wonderful perfect, professional (and I mean professional) sketchbooks, complete with her own logo design on the back page.
 And, to top it off, she is also an accomplished photographer! 

Check out her beautiful blog and lovely artwork @  Ink Torrents .

I have named it My Little Flower Sketchbook; the first and last page I will book end with a sketch of  old houses from the town that I am from in Nova Scotia. I've been posting a few of the flower sketches over on Instagram and I will post some here at another time.





 In the Wilds ~ Pastel on Uart paper.

'Til Next Time...

Cultivate Your Dreams

Linking to Link Parties via my link party page. Do drop by for a visit; there’s much to see.

  Thank you, ladies, for hosting.


















43 comments:

  1. I just know the clouds are beautiful - I don't know what they're called, either, but will be interested to learn!
    Thanks for sharing at https://image-in-ing.blogspot.com/2021/09/a-prickly-situation-from-archives.html

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    1. It would be, Sue.
      I googled about but didn’t come up with an answer.
      Thanks for hosting.

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  2. The sketchbook is beautiful! I'm so glad you got it my friend. Enjoy your week! And I love all the colors of Fall!

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    1. Thank you. Fall is slowly creeping in.
      No frost yet, so my plants are still thriving.
      All around…a lovely year in nature.

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  3. Amazing those clouds, always something different with clouds.

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    1. Yes, for sure. I’ve never seen a formation like that.
      Amazing really.

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  4. I've never seen clouds like these! How extraordinary!

    Love your beautiful sketchbook.

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    1. That’s exactly what I thought Veronica.
      I keep saying look up, and it often pays off. :)
      Yes, it is a lovely little sketchbook. Thank you.

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  5. Anonymous10:22 am

    I love the clouds, but like others who've responded don't know what they are called. I love the little book given to you by your artist friend. It's beautiful. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend, Dixie. Love, Joannie

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    1. Yes, who knows. The clouds ⛅️ may be something new. That would be interesting! Ah, you are more than welcome. And a big thank you to you too, dear friend Joannie. xo

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  6. Love the clouds no matter what they're called

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    1. They are spectacular.
      I would like to know if they have been seen before
      Perhaps they are something new “under the sun.”

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  7. Beautiful shots, beautiful colors and a love the pastel painting.

    Have a fabulous day. ♥

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  8. Love the picture of the clouds. Wonder what time of day it was taken? I'm assuming early morning? Your sketches are lovely. You and your friend are so talented!

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    1. If I remember correctly it was early evening.
      Thank you.
      Enjoy the weekend.

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  9. Beautiful cloud photo! I am not sure, but it could be Cirrus spissatus with mamma.

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    1. Absolutely could be a combination. I had not thought of that.
      Mamma clouds are something else. Amazing what nature can do.
      I'm off to check your recommendations out. Many thanks.

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  10. Interesting new medium again. I still not made it starting with watercolors and bought oil pastels - and have no idea what to do with them (they were €2).
    Tips are welcome...

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    1. I am pleased to read you bought oil pastels. Good for you!
      I have only used them a couple of times, so I am by no means proficient.
      But I will forward a couple of links I used to get me started.
      Happy Painting!

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  11. I don't know, but the clouds are beautiful. Very pretty painting.

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    1. Hi Nancy,
      Summer brings a lot of different cloud formations. I love it.
      Thank you.

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  12. Lovely artwork. And nice to know about Jelly gouache. I'd like to try it sometime. :)

    Such pretty clouds -- some kind of cirrus, maybe? I wish I knew. :)

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  13. So far, the jelly gouache is fun to work with.
    And the pans are large too!
    Thank you, Dee.

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  14. Beautiful photos and a very lovely artwork! I have heard of Jelly gouache. So many paints, and so little time! I LOVE the little leaf you added to the sketchbook, it's beautiful as are your lovely paintings in that book! Thank you so much for all the kind words, Dixie!

    -Soma

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  15. Gorgeous art and photos. Luv your clouds
    Happy PPF

    MuchπŸ’–love

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  16. I am very touched by In The Wilds.

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  17. R art and photos. Some is very talented. Happy PPF, Valerie

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  18. Beautiful 😍

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  19. I'm fascinated by the different cloud formations, it's hard to put a name on what you saw but beautifully caught on camera. I agree jelly gouache is very thick but it covers really well. Your framed artwork is fantastic. Happy PPF Tracey x

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  20. Awesome cloud photo ~ Xo ~ fun creations too ~

    Living in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. clouds are tricky but I would bet it is some version of the "Kelvin-Helmholtz instabilitet", very beautiful ones. You were lucky to see it and to get shots. :)

    Love what you did with the gouache colors :)

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  22. Lovely painting and photo of the cloud. It's very unusual, and I have several books on clouds. I think those diagonal marks are called billows.

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  23. https://suzanamiu.blogspot.com/2018/05/miercurea-fara-cuvinte-147-colectia-de.html
    In this post I have a collection of clouds. Could be the clouds from the first image, but I am not sure.
    Lovely images. I like the effects on the black surfaces.
    Thank ou for these beauties! Have a beautiful week!

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  24. Awesome artwork and photos!

    Thanks for sharing your link at My Corner of the World this week!

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  25. Dixie - well done to try something new in the form of jelly gouache. I am obviously out of the loop as I have never heard of it (smile). You are blessed to received such a lovely gift from Soma! Thanks for linking to Mosaic Monday!

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  26. Your artwork looks fantastisc. Especially the scene on the wall.

    Happy MosaicMonday

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  27. very lovely painting. and that is a beautiful sketchbook you have there.
    thanks for the visit to my blog. :)

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  28. My such lovely artwork - well done.

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  29. Beautiful 😍

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