I put in some hours this week trying to catch up with this painting. I concentrated on the clouds for yesterday’s session.
I used some Gamblin paints that I had bought because I loved the color names; Radiant Blue, Radiant Violet, Radiant Turquoise. In the past, using these colors with my ‘usual’ palette was disappointing. The radiant colors didn’t mix ‘right’ with my other colors, and brought on the worst of the radiant and whatever it was blended with.
In this case, the radiants seem to be approaching the sky effect I’m looking for. It will take a few more layers to be sure.
I need to adjust the values in the foreground. I think everything is a bit too bright. But in general, I think the end is in sight for this one.
Since I’d like to do a series on the bike trail, the next challenge is finding and taking a good image for number 2.