Skygazing Excursion

late afternoon clouds along the Valley Ford-Bodega Road “You must not blame me if I do talk to the clouds.” -Henry David Thoreau In West Sonoma County, the sky blooms when the lands lay dormant. Between storms, I make skygazing excursions and think about what I might do with paints and canvas, longing to free […]


Study of Clouds over the Sea, Brighton, oil on canvas by John Constable, 1822 Like my distant relative, the English landscape painter John Constable, I find myself increasingly looking skyward. Along the Sonoma Coast, the sky is alternately either clear blue or opaque gray for most of the year. But as winter approaches and the […]