The sky is based in a light grey around the white clouds, which now have their counterpoint rocks on the ground, making the imagery of the painting clearer. The grey is a mixture of Foundation White (a mixture of Lead Carbonate and Titanium Dioxide) and a small amount of Raw Umber.
My dog made it into the photo, which must be a first! I’m enjoying taking a little break from the Empress, just visible on the left of the photo, which has been the focus of my attention for a long time now. It’s pleasant to work on something else for a little while.
160 more visitors to the blog will tip the scale over 30,000 unique visitors this year. Given the site’s daily statistics, probably the 30,000th person will arrive on Friday. Thanks for coming! Knowing that many people are interested in what I do really helps a lot, without you I would feel as if I worked within a vacuum.