So this is the third week I’ve done the Sunday Skies, and this week’s sky is from a photo I took a while back when we had snow in our yard.
Now, I sat down and painted a blue sky for a background to the clouds I would add, and I can see improvement even in my “just blue” skies. I was somewhat tempted to leave it this way, but I do want to practice more challenging skies than just this.
In order to learn how to better do clouds and skies, I need to challenge myself. If I am going to learn to paint better, I can’t just do the easiest thing. That is one of the challenges about self teaching, it is tempting to “go easy” on yourself. So I tackled the clouds I saw in the photo, as usual, the land is just a black silhouette.
Well, the result didn’t look as much like the photo as what I was hoping for, but I decided that I still liked it. I feel like I am learning a lot about how to paint skies. I may do a second attempt at this same sky painting next week, or I may base next week’s painting off a different photo.