Boise Sky After Thunderstorm

Boise Foothills_lores

30X48″ oil on canvas

You know what they say about the weather in Idaho?

Wait 15 minutes, it will change.  I learned quickly that Idahoans like to say that.  I’ve been living in Idaho since 2003 and I’m on board with that saying now.  When there’s thunder and lightning, it pours rain, hails, and randomly snows, especially in the summer and fall, I know it won’t last long.  And when it’s all over the most spectacular sky and light is left in its wake.  I really love Boise thunderstorms.  Back in the fall there was an incredible thunderstorm in the middle of the afternoon.  It was right when school was letting out and it trapped all the school kids inside for an extra 15 minutes and all the jr high cross country meets were cancelled (even though only 15 minutes later Boise was heaven on earth).  I waited the storm out double and triple parked with all the other parents picking up kids.  After the storm the sky was the most beautiful blue you could imagine with big puffy white clouds that reflected the colors all around them.  The sun was lighting the foothills and the clouds were casting shadows.  I grabbled my camera and drove up in the foothills above my house and took some pictures and then painted this painting.   This one is sold!  I just put a listing for a signed and numbered professional giclee art print of this one on Etsy.  JillMillwardARTWORK.  There’s a link to my Etsy shop off to the right on this site.

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