Ahead, in the Clouds
Walter Inglis Anderson (1903-1965)
As seen in the painting above, Anderson made use of primary colors such as yellow and blue to create a simple but captivating scene. The contour lines clearly define each object in the painting, including the horizon's separation of the earth from the sky. In this painting, Anderson forces the audience's eye to the sky by filling the majority of the canvas with clouds and the sun and by painting the trees' lines as if they are being drawn toward the sun; this gives the impression that one is looking into the sky.