That is the struggle of the self taught artist, trial, and error, and more error.
Lots of error. I am trying to get the sky in a painting just right, that is how I am seeing it in my mind, it is taking a lot of error.
Here are some of my practice sheets where I practiced different techniques to try to get the results I wanted:
Real quality art there, right?
But its all part of learning without a teacher.
Eventually I moved back onto my canvas, and its not perfect yet, but I feel like I know what needs happen now, its just that the paint I already put down needs to dry before I can do more, otherwise my colors will mix and I will end up with a green sky. I also keep reminding myself that it won't just be a sky, there will be land and a bridge, and water, the sky will end up being only a backdrop for everything else. I keep telling myself that, but I want to get the sky perfect anyway. It is getting close to what I see in my head, and I think I'll be able to bring it around to that point in t the next painting session.
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