One of the first decisions that a landscape artist needs to make as they approach the canvas, is where to set the horizon line. Putting the horizon line in the center of the canvas is generally discouraged, as that eliminates the energy you hope to achieve in the end. If you set the horizon line high, then in this instance you are doing a water painting. If you choose to set the horizon line low, then you are doing a sky painting.
Yesterday, it was very overcast so my goal was to capture the beauty of that sky. This painting took two hours to paint, and after a half hour, it rained on me for almost 30 minutes. I painted through it. In the last half hour of my session, it rained for another 20 minutes. I wear a big brimmed cowboy hat and the water doesn’t affect the oil paints, so I plowed through it. I am pleased with the final result. Enjoy!
Layer Cake Morning.