Storms

A superstorm blew into Park City, Utah on February 18th, 2016. The temperature dropped twenty degrees in five minutes when the storm overtook our town. I was so captivated by the drama happening in the sky, I pulled my car over to the side of the road and took pictures of the event. I have worked a whole series of paintings around that event, experimenting with the clouds, developing my techniques, exposing the reflective silver of the panels by scraping, buffing, and simply leaving it as negative space. My work is difficult to capture in a photograph as the reflective light quality is lost in the transition to a digital format.  The best way to experience my paintings is to visit the Summit Gallery or the gallery wall at Oohs and Aah's in Park City, Utah to see my original works.
Celestial Rhapsody, oil on brushed aluminum, 99” x 51”, Sold
This painting is currently in the Summit Gallery, 675 Main Street, Park City, Utah. I used different sizes of brayers to lay down the initial indigo and abstract the mountains and roadside. The area in the upper right is sanded with steel wool to let the silver reflection show through, bringing reflective light as opposed to the clouds which are painted, splattered and dripped into place. I felt like it needed some small shots of color and added the fuchsia to compliment the blues.
Moon Shadow, oil on a brushed aluminum panel, 51″ x 51″, $8750
I have many incredible memories of warm summers spent on the lakes of Upstate New York. We would watch as the storms progressed from the far side of the lake to our shore, taking cover on the porch or, if we were at the beach, sheltered in the car until it blew over.  In the evenings we would often take a boat out to the middle of the lake and stargaze. These paintings are some of my happy memories.
“Whispers”, oil on aluminum, 39″ x 51″, $6900
I have many incredible memories of warm summers spent on the lakes of Upstate New York. We would watch as the storms progressed from the far side of the lake to our shore, taking cover on the porch or, if we were at the beach, sheltered in the car until it blew over.  In the evenings we would often take a boat out to the middle of the lake and stargaze. These paintings are some of my happy memories.
“Weeping Sky”, oil on aluminum, 39″ x 51″, $6900
This abstract diptych suggests a moon rise. The sky is illuminated by the moon's warm, peachy glow, through the clouds. It is surrounded by mottled blue and and deep, purple clouds. The foreground is all in ambiguous shadow with drips and brushwork hinting at the organic wood.
The Sound of Twilight, (Diptych panel), oil on aluminum, 19 x 51,(each panel), (46″ x 51′ side by side) $6900
Oil on metal, pale moon lighting part of the sky while being overtaken by an indigo storm.
“Calm Before the Storm”, oil on aluminum, 17″ x 19″, $1000
I spent about ten years in Westport, CT.  Almost every day, I would head to Sherwood Island State Park, the oldest State Park in CT. It is a beautiful place and during the week, it doesn't get many visitors.  It has a two lovely expansive, sand beaches on Long Island Sound, ruins of old farm houses, an orchard which must be from revolutionary times, wood and wetlands, (which make a wonderful bird sanctuary), and miles of paths to walk through it all. It is incredibly peaceful. This painting is a memory from my time on the beach at twlight, looking through the still grasses, across the sound to the lights on Long Island.
“Indigo Rain”, oil on brushed aluminum, 15″ x 19″, $975
An original oil painting by Cynthia McLoughlin. Twilight blue sky over a deep blue ocean, soft waves ripple along the silvery, wet, reflective, beach.
Silver Beach, 12″ x 16″, oil paint on a brushed aluminum panel, $975

 

Summer's Twilight, oil on brushed aluminum, 19" x19", $1250
Summer’s Twilight, oil on brushed aluminum, 19″ x19″, $1250

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