Cloud at Ocean Street Beach

A Cloud at Ocean Street Beach, Cape May, NJ


This was a giant solid cloud that appeared over the beach one day in autumn, only fifty yards from Leith Hall, at the foot of Ocean Street. Crowds gathered to look up at it and I thought that it would make a great painting of weather.

It’s painted very solidly, with thick paint, as the cloud was not the usual wispy, insubstantial thing, but a big heavy mass.

Oil on canvas
30”w x 24”h