Change in the Weather is a figurative oil painting depicting a nubile young woman looking out at the choppy ocean waves and spying the shifting clouds in the distance. Perhaps there is a storm on its way. She seems a bit unsettled. Change in the Weather is about changes in our environment and being unable to control what happens next. The sea is rolling force in front of her, and though she looks out warily, she is still very much one with her surroundings.
This sirens oil painting is part of my ‘Sirens’ figure painting series and was done completely from life and from imagination, without the use of photography. I first drew a study of the pose with charcoal on paper from a live model before starting the painting.
The painting was built up with many subtle transparent glazes and scumbles in the traditional painting method.
The use of premium quality artist oil paints with large pigment particle size allows for more of an impasto effect, where the brushstrokes are clearly visible, adding to the overall expressiveness and energy in the painting.