Geninne's Sky fresh of the press!

Many of you may know of Geninne Zlatkis...lets face it, who on the online facebook art community doesn't?? After she moved to New Mexico she started posting the most amazing SKY photos. If you have visited strongsoutherly before, you probably already know that I have a wee SKY addiction. And that I have been painting clouds out of my head for quite a while now, and photographing them...with mixed success. 

Anyway, not so long ago Geninne posted the most amazing sunset.....and I decided it was time to paint from a photo and not out of my head for once. So, from Geninne's is my painting. It's about as happy as I have been with a sky yet. Please excuse the wee glare in the photo....the paint is still wet.

Geninne's Sky

Apparently there was a cyclone in the Kermadec Islands

I've been told there is a 20m swell in the Kermadec Islands. By the time the swell got to us, it was a mere 4-6m swell, as if that is a mere nothing. It is not a mere nothing. It is quite something. It was beautiful and powerfull, and somewhat scary. It accompanied my Tsunami nightmare last night.

It threw up a sea mist, made churning seas, and splashed high on the cliffs. And then, with the sun setting, the water started to glow. 

Blue sky jetty

But before that, there was this big blue sky, and this beautiful light cast across the jetty.

Jetty Swell

Leaving amazing shadow lines on the ramp, and crisp light along the barrier timbers.

Sea mist

And there were layers of sea mist climbing the cliffs.


And then there was this dark and churning sea, with this glow of gold scattered across it.