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Addison Paige #19 Sheltering Sky
#19 24" x 30" 1 1/2" Acrylic and charcoal on canvas. 2013
I never knew what the term "sheltering sky" meant but in my world it means a low ceiling of heavy dark clouds that contain a lot of rain but they are not threatening a downpour just yet. Since the clouds are so low they feel like the ceiling in a building and since they block out the sun they are actually sheltering the nearby world from the hot sun. This is a phenomenon that I don't experience much living among the tall trees of North Carolina so this painting in part reminds me of my time under a big sky in Texas.
I have continued the painting over the edge of the gallery wrapped canvas so that