Image size 7" x 11"
I haven't painted a skyscape for a while so that was this week's project. I love the colors in the sky, going from ultramarine at the top into cerulean at the horizon. I remember the first time I saw a distinct color change like this in the sky was when I was visiting Lake Powell. The colors always seemed to be more intense there than in So Cal - probably because of the cleaner air. It was as though those two colors had been used directly out of the tubes to color the sky that day.
So, that is what I did in this painting. The sky is the focal point of this piece and the sand dune/water is less important to me.
I painted the sky on saturated paper and after it dried I added the land and water.