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Stormy Rolling Hills of Pennsylvania©


Yesterday I taught my second subject at the Academy for Lifelong Learning: abstracts in Nature: STORMY WEATHER. My students are awesome and grabbing the abstracts pretty fast!

"View from our window!"

With this painting I wanted to capture a gloomy atmosphere, the feeling of a threatening storm approaching.
I want the viewer to hear the thunder rumbling and to feel the sense of a looming storm.
There is an intensity of darks, blues and green tones, in which the top and bottom balance each other out.
I like the intensity of the clouds and sky, contrasting the low dark horizon with the rolling hills.

A big "Thank You" to Han Stuster for his advise; he is an awesome Dutch abstract painter, living in Norway with his wife Mette Brjertingstad , also an accomplished artist.
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Dimensions: 20'x16' (50x40 cm )
This acrylic is painted on a Studio stretched canvas.
Painted staple free sides.
Painting doesn't need a frame.


Copyright Olga van Dijk 2007
All rights reserved.
Unauthorized copying or use of images is prohibited.
This is another OlgArtsProduction©2007

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Joan Stohlman 09 Jun 2008

Very nice, Olga, and appropriate for me to find it when we are experiencing just that type of weather around here (Michigan) the past weekend. We felt the approaching storm close enough to spend an hour in our basement, until the all clear sounded.

Artist Reply: I KNOW! Joan, I lived in Michigan Birmingham and can totally relay to your story! Quite frightening my friend! Thanks fro your comment, and have a great day! --Love & Light ~Olga

Cristina Andrisan 19 May 2008

Great artwork,it shows not only work but and lot of walent.I like all the paintings from this gallery.

Dell Belew 17 Oct 2007

Olga, a beautiful, intense expression. I can feel the storm. Dell

radfax radfax 29 Aug 2007

This would make for a nice book cover

Andrei Sorokin 12 Aug 2007

I love This painting, Thanks for Your coment. A.S.