There was an article in the New York Times about a new show at the Frick Collection in New York City. It's a small show which includes a beautiful cloud study by Constable. The painting above is not the one in the show, but it's similarly beautiful. Apparently he was sort of a meteorologist, and actually studied different cloud conditions, painting them not necessarily for their beauty, but more for their scientific qualities. I just love these beautiful cloud studies. I also love the ones that JMW Turner painted later, and the ones Sargent painted after that. It's a beautiful tradition. I would die to have one of these beautiful paintings in my home. These paintings were all painted before the impressionist and well before the abstract expressionist paintings. But in a way they are, for the most part very abstract.