I decided to try some sky washes having seen some lovely sunsets on our trip to Istanbul.
I used Quinacridone Sienna as my base wash colour. It's surprisingly light and orange. I was expecting a somewhat browner colour. The lighter tone was a better option for the sky I wanted.
|Arches watercolour journal entry for Daniel Smith Quinacridone Sienna|
First wash: Quinacridone Sienna. Second wash: Quinacridone Violet on wet on dry.
Third wash and detail in Quinacridone Violet.
Working on getting more light into the painting, I tried another version in my sketch book. In this instance I used a combination of Indian Yellow and Quinacridone Sienna for the first wash. I rather like this lighter version.