After my return from Nova Scotia, my thirst for mastering the fundamentals of watercolor grew. One of the more difficult exercises we did was paint skies and clouds. Being too impatient to wait for the skies and clouds books I ordered from Half.com and Amazon, I picked up a book from our local Barnes and Noble: Complete Book of Watercolors in a Weekend, by Frank Halliday.
I set up a folding table on the patio and started in on the first exercises of the book. They’re simple, elementary skies and clouds, but they’re a beginning at working with landscape painting.
By the time I got to the bottom-left-hand corner of the stormy clouds, I was winding down and overworked part of the clouds. ”If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again!” And so I shall.