Cloud Series "Wine Country" 2009-2012 by Scott Azevedo

Russian River, 2009, Oil on Canvas 36x48”

Russian River, 2009, Oil on Canvas 36x48”

The Cloud Series was painted in Sonoma County and featured mostly vineyards. Some of the vineyards were in Dry Creek Valley, mostly were painted from the Russian River Valley. The main focus on these paintings, besides supporting myself as a young man, was to play with the paint, texture and vibrant colors. Through skies and clouds, I was allowed to practice color theory, which pushed the boundaries of traditional skies; as well as push the boundaries of the typical plein air landscapes.