In the Clouds

It all started with that Cole & Son Fornasetti Nuvole and Nuvolette wallpaper that I love so much. Now I’m continually finding myself drawn to clouds.

House & Garden

House Beautiful

Still loving that Etched Arcadia mural I wish I could find a spot for.

House & Garden

Edward Asher’s Cloud Studies.

Edward Asher Cloud Studies

Landscape paintings by Robert Roth.

Robert Roth Landscape Paintings
And then there’s this sweet cloud painting (print?) that I keep finding on Tumblr (here and here), but can’t trace back to original sources. I’ve seen the art credited to Chessy Welch.



Take it away, Bob Ross.

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  • jenn aka the picky girl
    January 28, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    I adore this post. I want something dark and moody in my half bath, and this would so fit the bill. Thanks!

  • Raquel
    January 28, 2015 at 1:11 pm

    That was great! And who knew Bob Ross could sing like this? I love, love clouds and love this post.

  • Mrs Limestone
    January 28, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Wow – I totally love that cloud painting. If you ever find a print of it, please share.

  • Virginia (The Heartographer)
    January 28, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Ooh! Being from and in Seattle, I have a healthy appreciation about clouds but I certainly don’t need extras. :) But I get the admiration!

    You might enjoy Jenny Komenda/Little Green Notebook’sblog post about Brooklyn-based artist Tara Andris, who paints gorgeous clouds with metallic hints sometimes.

    And you might also enjoy Tina Roth Eisenberg/Swiss Miss’s blog posts about clouds; she’s been a fan of that motif for years so she’s curated quite a collection! (Some are more cutesy than the grown-up pensive ones you posted, but still.)

    Happy cloud-hunting!

    • Mary Ann
      January 29, 2015 at 2:13 pm

      Thanks for the links to Tara Andris’ paintings! I’d seen her work a while ago, but neglected to pin it. I’d like to collect a few of her prints from Society 6. The gold leaf affect on her (gicleé!) prints is amazing.

  • Ilse
    January 28, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    Thank you for showing me that Bob Ross remix; it is awesome!

  • Katie
    January 28, 2015 at 6:46 pm

    If you do find the source for the cloud, let us know!

  • Grace @ sense and simplicity
    January 28, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    I love the black-and-white photos of clouds you posted. I’m going back to the cloud photos I took last summer and see what they look like in black and white with the contrast pumped up. Love the inspiration. And thanks for the new obsession – clouds.

  • Mom
    January 28, 2015 at 9:35 pm

    Funny. I was in the special Ed room today talking to the teacher
    And I looked up at the ceiling and the fluorescent
    Lights were covered with cloud panels. Not as pretty
    As the clouds you have here but an lovely, unexpected surprise.

  • Sarah
    January 29, 2015 at 11:32 am

    All of these feel so sublimely English to me, like J.M.W. Turner paintings brought into focus. So pretty!

  • MelD
    January 29, 2015 at 12:40 pm

    How funny, I had a cloud theme in my first apartment… 30 years ago!! :o

  • Michelle
    January 29, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    I understand the obsession.
    I actually used the “etched arcadia” in my kitchen. It makes the space look 2x as large. It is my proudest DIY to date.

  • Mary Ann
    January 29, 2015 at 2:15 pm

    LOVE this post!!!

    Thanks for introducing us to Robert Roth’s paintings – they’re simply WONDERFUL.

  • Kayla AKA Kilo Bravo
    January 29, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    So as much as I have a strong distaste for all things auto-tuned…I found myself suddenly really interested in watching old Bob Ross videos and really learning how to paint.

  • erin
    January 30, 2015 at 8:03 am

    I love ALL of this.

  • Lynn Cicchetti
    January 30, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    I’m in love with the Roth paintings.

  • Kevin Twitty
    January 31, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    I am in love with the whimsical feel of this wallpaper and slither art pieces. It gives a real sense of fun and adventure. Great post!

  • Julie
    February 2, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    If you are feeling drawn to clouds, then you will probably appreciate this dutch artist. He creates REAl clouds indoors and then photographs them. Its pretty amazing.

  • trish
    February 2, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    I first saw that last cloud art after you pinned it a while ago and went on a hunt to find the artist. I think the artwork was first posted on Flickr, and those two interiors are photoshopped.

  • Shandra Doolittle
    June 29, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    I found the artist/photographer of the unknown cloud pic above!!! It’s by photographer JR Goodwin, he based out of Colorado.

    Here’s his flickr:

    Also check out Emily Jefford’s cloudy landscapes -she’s awesome with color!