Tempest in Oils

This oil painting is kind of a rarity for me. Normally I paint using photos as a reference. I don't have a photographic memory, so photos really help me in trying to gauge color, size, proportion, etc. But when I painted this it all came out of my head. I call it, Tempest.

Tempest Oil Painting

It wasn't raining the day I painted it, so maybe the only tempest that was raging that day was in my head. ;) But I just kept seeing clouds and pouring rain up there in my brain, and tried to capture that with some of my favorite colors. It's not a masterpiece by any means, but I'm pleased with it. Hope you like it too.