|'Easy on a Sunday' 18x24 pastel ©Karen Margulis|
It is fun to play with the color of the sky but there is an important thing to remember. Whenever you make a change to the lighting of the landscape it is important that you stay consistent in every aspect of that landscape. The sunlight and shadows must be consistent everywhere in the landscape. Reflections should also be considered.
Important tip: If you change the color of the sky be sure the new color is reflected in the water. In other words if the sky is YELLOW the reflection will be yellow and not blue. It is easy to over-generalize about water and think that it is always blue. It is not always blue! Water reflects the colors of the surroundings so when water reflects the sky be sure it is the right color!
|Color in the water is YELLOW|
|The water reflects the YELLOW sky|