Sun showerPosted: May 19, 2014
When you are sketching from a moving car, the landscape changes every few seconds but the cloudscape is more constant and somewhat easier to capture. In fact, you can really study the forms of the clouds when you have nowhere else to go… These wide vistas are something you never get a chance to see in the city where rain clouds frequently come upon you with little warning. It was pretty cool to glance up from my sketch and see the rain approaching. After checking that the paper was really dry, I rewet the lower part of the sky with some clear water, flowed in a little dark wash on top of the existing clouds and tilted the book to let the wash move.