I was out of town at a conference, so I’m a little behind on posting these. Vivien Blackburn is having a sky challenge. I don’t get enough practice painting skies with watercolor so I took her up on the challenge. We’ve had lots of rain lately and I was afraid I would be painting mostly rainy overcast skies. But one day before I left, I decided to paint whether it rained all day or not. I did all of these from our front porch. Luckily, we had a bit of clearing and some nice changes during the day. It was good practice and by the end of the day, I had started to find my rhythm. I might have to make this a regular practice.
May 9 1PM, watercolor in Moleskine
At this point it was still gloomy and rainy but I could see a bit of clearing in the distance.
May 9 3PM, watercolor in Moleskine
Finally there’s a bit of a blue sky. I grabbed my sketch kit and rushed out to paint it.
May 9 6PM, watercolor in Moleskine
By late afternoon, there was a lovely, interesting sky with a nice sunset behind some dark clouds.