Even though it's been 2 weeks since my last post, I have only worked on this painting this week. I have been so busy with Art-A-Fair that I couldn't find time to paint in the studio.
Before I started this stage, I restled with where to put the light source. I couldn't remember from the original scene if the sun had already set or was hidden behind the clouds. So, I considered both options.
Putting the sun behind the clouds would allow me to show the sunlight streaming down on to the water. Plus, I could show patches of light and dark on the water representing the clouds' shadows. But, what are the colors in the sky when the sun is behind the clouds? Because I wasn't sure, and I knew I could create a dramatic sky with the sun dipped below the horizon, I opted for this option.
I am happy that I went with this choice because the sky is coming along beautifully. I must admit that I find myself passing by this painting at various times in the day, and am amazed at how beautiful the colors look. Even at night in low light, the sky seems to glow.