Watercolour 77

Cloud Study

Date made: 1884-1933

Artist: Knox, Archibald

Description: A relatively minimalist but atmospheric watercolour by Archibald Knox (1864-1933) of billowing storm clouds over a flat landscape. The painting appears to be an attempt to capture the broad panoramic views of the Island's landscape with the distant hills and the broad expanse of sky above them. Knox's watercolour sketches can be seen as exercises in capturing the light and a single moment in time. The artist is said to have painted his watercolour scenes in a few hours or less, but that he would also sit for hours waiting for the exact light and cloud formations that he wanted to paint.

Measurements: unframed artwork: 44 cm x 59 cm

Materials: watercolour on paper

Photograph and description courtesy of Manx National Heritage via the link at imuseum.im.

This is different to "Cloud Study" Watercolour 84.