Fresh Paint: Cloud Study, Popocatepetl

Cloud Study, Popocatepetl
Oil on panel
4.5" x 8"
January, 2006

"Cloud Study, Popocatepetl" is a study of the effects of daybreak light on the clouds over the great Mexican volcano Popocatepetl. From where I was staying in Cuernavaca, the mountain was nearly 40 miles away, yet it still dominated the horizon. Because of its great distance, it was often visible only at sunrise before the haze set in, yet it was still one of my favorite sights.