Friday, November 27, 2009

Happy skying

Our Andalusian sky is slowly turning from blue to grey meaning no more breakfast on the roof terrace until our friend, the sun appears again. I am perusing through my stack of old World of Interiors magazines and love this article about Constable's skies studies. He made approximately a hundred of those between 1821 and 1822. He called this specific activity, skying and his favorite times for skying were noon and sunset.
Now I feel very inspired to have some skying done on my bathroom ceiling !


Have a great week end and happy sky watching or skying !



pics : from World of Interiors august 2000

details of John Constable's skies studies from exhibition "Constable's clouds" held at the National Gallery of Scotland, Edinburgh Aug-Oct 2000

13 comments:

Susana said...

Me gusta el concepto de "skying"!

Happy weekend to you too!!!

Helena said...

When I first read your title I read "Happy Skyping" and I thought... oh, Lala has got Skype now. :-)

Isn't the sky amazing! The entrance to the whole Universe.

M said...

Oh, those are beautiful!I love the idea of 'skying the bathroom ceiling!

And as for the medieval market bellow....I am quite envious! ;) Dates and turrones that look heavenly and strangely shaped cheese! Ok, we´re having one in Cáceres in less then one month....wanna see if it´s as good as yours! I´ll let you know :D

Lil Red said...

Thanks for introducing me to "skying." What a beautiful way to spend the middle of the day!

Mélanie said...

Nous aussi, ici aussi l'été indien est terminé ...Le ciel se couvre , le vent est là et les manteaux aussi

vicki archer said...

Lala, I do love the idea of 'skying'...xv

Relyn said...

That would be so lovely. I hope you do it.

alette siri ane said...

My father painted the sky on our washroom ceiling,as a child I remember that being the room I loved.Go for it!

Carey said...

So beautiful. You've inspired me to investigate Constable's sky studies.

Carey said...

Um, just saw the hardcover book of Constable's cloud & sky studies on Amazon: Starts at $525 dollars. . .

SE'LAH... said...

absolutely beautiful, Lala!

you always have such unique posts.

Christina said...

Lala, I dreamed that my family visited you. We all cooked together and had lazy days. I will hope it comes true.
Look at these beautiful skies.
xoxo

maría cecilia said...

Wonderful Lala!! Would love to see your bathroom ceiling when you do it...
Cariños
María Cecilia

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