"Before the Storm"
oil on canvas
24" x 36"

I love the paradox of the excitement in the air and the stillness that comes over the land
just before a storm hits in its fury. This painting captures that moment.

Rays of sunlight escape the sky's heavy, dark clouds to light up the land with an eerie light.
The drama of this moment is enhanced by the contrast of the light with dark and the
texture of the autumn foliage with the smoothness of the rolling hills.

-Gretchen Claybrook