The Clouds of Ambera

MacDonald Bridge in Fog: Twilight
MacDonald Bridge in Fog: Twilight oil on canvas by Ambera Wellmann.
Picture used with permission.

Last night I came across artist Ambera Wellmann's blog and was captivated by her oil paintings of clouds. In fact I had planned to use one of Ambera's cloud paintings to illustrate this post but as impressed as I was by her cloudscapes, MacDonald Bridge in Fog: Twilight, shown above, impressed me more – I'm glad I went back to her blog for a second look. To learn more about this painting, read Ambera's post New Bridge Painting.

One of the aspects of oil paintings that I like is the ability to provide true surface texture, as opposed to the faux texture that is applied digitally to digital art. Photographically these textures allow digital art to look like their traditional media counterparts. Of course some oil artists abuse the oil medium's capability by either overdoing it or using it inappropriately. With the advances that are being made in the digital realm, it would not surprise me if one day digital artists have access to printers that are able to reproduce the actual surface texture of oil paintings.

As to canvas itself, I have only printed one piece on canvas – Femme Fatale which I have not yet added to my online gallery but did use to illustrate the post Pirates of the Capricon Science Fiction Convention. Artistically, most of the digital art I create is, in my opinion, better suited to either a watercolor paper, photographic paper, or a textured paper.

But enough about the texture of oil paintings and papers for digital printing. I'd rather be looking at clouds so visit Ambera Wellmann's Blog and check out her great cloud paintings.Ad Astra, Jim

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3 Responses to “The Clouds of Ambera”

  1. Ambera says:
    July 8, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Thanks for this kind article Jim!

  2. Plaxco says:
    July 8, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Hi Ambera,

    No problem. It's just that I enjoyed viewing you art so much I just had to share it with others.

    Keep painting.


  3. Ambera says:
    September 15, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    i love the painting and i beleive its so beutiful. and i am not copying your name at all my name is actualy Ambera and i beleive your painting is wonderful