Cloudy Sky – Watercolour on scrap paper

Whenever I cannot find subjects to paint I follow the old adage, “Paint a sky a day”. This statement is attributed to Alfred East although Turner did this and John Constable, who was THE master of skies, certainly must have practised this.

This is one of 15 small skies I did this rainy afternoon. I’m trying to paint with a selection of water-brushes and am just about getting the feel of the different sizes. It helps to have great music to fill the room – everything from Louis Armstrong and Bing Crosby to Battlefield Band. Life is good!