Skies are usually an integral part of my paintings, but for some reason, any time I have set out to paint just a sky, it never works very well. I think it’s because I’ve tried too hard to paint fancy cloud formations that are supposed to have a “wow” factor. Never has worked. This one was headed down the same path, until I shifted gears and decided to try to work the sky the same way I would if it was just a supporting character in an overall picture. Lots to learn here, but I’m happy with this attempt.
16×20, gouache on cold press Crescent board