The Coming Storm
Oil on canvas, 16 x 24 inches [40.64 x 60.96 cm]
Museum of Art, Munson-Williams-Proctor Institute, Utica
George Inness painted many scenes that showed a storm on its way. How can you tell that sometime very soon it will rain on the farmer's fields? The dark clouds, eerie light, and blowing wind might send some people running for cover. But this painting of Inness - The Coming Storm doesn't frighten anyone- the cattle keep eating the grass in the pasture. The farm houses look warm and safe among the trees, and they almost mixe with the clouds in the sky.