Exquisite oil paintings capture the beauty of cloudy days
Looking at one of the Ksenya Verse paintings is a good reminder to look up at the sky more often. The Arizona-based artist captures the nebulous shapes of clouds and their many colors in her exquisite oil paintings.
Originally from Russia, Verse moved to Arizona at the age of 19 to “expand his visual and cultural outlook”. There, she fell in love with the striking landscape of the American Southwest, finding a special fascination with unbroken horizons, dramatic cloud formations and shimmering bodies of water. “My work is about the innate connection between the outer sky and our inner emotions,” she explains on her website.
Verse creates its mutable clouds by layering different colors in soft, rounded shapes, and emphasizing light and shadow. This connection to the sun and how it affects the appearance of clouds is what brings amorphous forms to life. Additionally, the artist uses composition to accentuate the size of his cloud formations by filling most of the space with the sky and leaving the landscape as a thin band across the bottom of the panel.
You can purchase original artwork through Verse’s website and learn more about his painting process by following the artist on Instagram.
Arizona-based artist Ksenya Verse creates exquisite paintings of cloudy skies.