revisiting a mountain scene…but this time, with a more dramatic sky.
Skies in watercolor, for me, are still like a box of chocolates (to quote Forrest Gump). I never know what I’m gonna get! I am starting to feel a bit more confident with my skies. I am (sloooowly) taking a Craftsy course on landscapes with Shari Blaukopf. I’ve only seen the first few lessons, but I did review the sky lessons once again before jumping in to this painting.
For the first time, I used a larger piece of paper (5 x 8″) and the big (#16!) round brush that Shari suggested. It carries tons of water, which took some getting used to (my normal brush is much smaller, a #6 round), but it kept me from fussing, and helped add to the softer dimension in this sky, I think.
For my reference, I took this photo yesterday afternoon from my front porch. We are on top of a hill, and the view at times is pretty incredible:
I haven’t conquered skies by a long shot, but since they’ve been fascinating me since day one, they’re worth the effort. I shall press on! I wish everyone a peaceful and productive Tuesday, and hopefully I’ll be ready with a bird for Draw A Bird Day tomorrow!