Here’s a storm I encountered in Wyoming 6 years ago.
I tried to capture the sky in watercolors. My first attempt didn’t go so well…I tried to apply multiple layers. Alternating between wet applications, and the blow-dryer. But I over-did it and it became mud.
In the next attempt, I lay down the colors one, and only once.
Better than before. But I still didn’t get the effect I wanted.
The problem with wet-on-wet is it dilutes the pigments, and I find it hard to get the dark shades.
If any watercolorists out there have any suggestions, I’m open to them.
Oh well, the evening wasn’t a total loss. I finally finished one I’ve been working on for a while.
It’s a scene from Colorado in June. I forget exactly where. But there are countless places where you can drive up to 10,000 feet in a Honda Civic and see sights like this.