This week in watercolor class we worked on either a “big” sky or “big” water. I had read, recently, about just letting the water do the work on skies and render it in one pass before the paper dries. I had to use two passes before the paper dried but I was pleased with the outcome. I kept adding colors where the sky was darker and water where I wanted the clouds to remain white. I blotted in some areas with a kleenex where I wanted a lighter blue. The hard edges developed where I added water midway through and I softened some of them with a damp brush as the wash began to dry. Painting the sky this way made me feel as though the water was my helper. As a result, I approached the foreground field the same way. I just shaped the field in with my color choices and watched and lifted. Mountains, fence and grasses were painted after everything dried. What fun!