Today was all about clouds and I was lucky that they cooperated. The plan was to stay on the ship and paint clouds. Cozumel has beautiful beaches but I just wanted to relax and paint all day!
I started with a watercolor study in my sketchbook. The sky was full of billowing clouds and I chose a spot on the aft deck to enjoy my coffee with a good view of the sky.
I am starting to uncover the mysteries of watercolor. It's a good stretch for my brain to work light to dark!
After breakfast it was time to switch gears and go dark to light with my pastels. Back to lounge chair painting with my single Heilman sketch box.
I only painted 3 small studies but I spent a lot of time just looking. There is no better teacher than Mother Nature herself! I took notes as I observed colors and edges....the key to clouds!
Tomorrow the cloud study continues!