John Constable famously studied meteorology. He analysed weather patterns and studied cloud formations on Hampstead Heath, Salisbury and Suffolk where he painted. This had a very dramatic effect on the light and colour of his skies. JMW Turner said the infinite variability of English weather was prime subject matter for artists.( credit : JMW Turner ). He created powerful, energetic paintings of storms and soft ethereal misty landscapes by turn.
Here are three examples of famous paintings of Storms; all very different but equally spectacular.