Okay, so this was soooooo not what I was planning. Here’s what I was planning, except in oil:
Is that not a beautiful sunset? It’s the special kind of sunset we only get after a good rain.
Why did I end up with a very dissimilar watercolor, you ask? The short answer is that I don’t have a pinky oil color to mix the sunset properly. My first solution was to use acrylics, but they dried too fast, and I got mad:
MEH. Once you paint a gradient in oils, you’ll never want to try it with acrylics again.
So I figured watercolor was my best option. Except I’ve been lazy and using an old pad of Strathmore 4×6 postcard paper, and the paper isn’t really good, so I quickly ended up with an orange streak down the middle that you can see if you look closely. Hence the clouds which, granted, are also in the photo, though in smaller numbers. I was going to use gouache for the buildings and trees, but the random landscape happened because I was running out of time because (you guessed it) I have to work at the Revel tonight.
This one isn’t terrible. It’s generally okay, and I’m okay with that.