Stormy Day Sketch

Why, it was just a week ago I told some friends I would give them $20 bucks if they can give me a thunderstorm! How I miss a nice rumbling thunderstorm. The kind that starts low in the distance, gently getting louder as it approaches. I do not get cabin fever in the wintertime because I spend my time outside hiking, oh but how I miss my spring and summer storms!

Today came pretty close. I didn’t actually hear thunder, but the storm was strong none the less.

This morning I awoke to heavy rain beating at my windows. My favorite way to wake up. There’s nothing more soothing than to be warm under blankets, in your jammies, listening to the rain.
Today’s sketch shows the layers of rain saturated clouds that passed through at high speeds. For most of the day rain soaked the earth in buckets. The wind was strong and it made the rain fall sideways. I was happy.

I think I should have studied meteorology, because disturbances in the atmosphere always gets me so excited! I guess for now I’ll just keep painting storms instead.


  1. My husband loves to sleep when it’s raining (particularly an afternoon nap, which he’ll often enjoy out on the deck.)
    You want thunderstorms? C’mon down, woman! We’ve got them by the boat load down here in the hot, wet South!
    Love the sketch, of course. πŸ˜‰

  2. Chris- The wind pounded us all last night, at times I thought our house would blow over. Your sketch certainly captures the mood of a gray day.

  3. Lana: How wonderful to sleep in the rain under a covered porch! I need to do that sometime. Your hubby has the right idea. πŸ˜‰ Thanks!

    Tom: WOW! That’s scary!!! Glad everything is ok, nothing like a storm to get your blood pumping though…too cool!

    Barb: What fun, shouldn’t everyone learn like that? You’re my nature buddy! Imagine if they taught the children in public schools to celebrate nature by painting its beauty! I bet we would have to deal with much less global warming damage if that were the case. Good job, your work is important.

    Monarch: Yes they are, glad to hear others think so too! Thanks so much! πŸ™‚

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