Watercolorists at Work: Millard Sheets

Using my favorite book, I painted along with Millard Sheets this time. He has a bold, blocky style that’s hard to imitate, but I loved putting in the horses. I’ve skipped the final step, where he stipples the entire painting, creating a totally different look. I’m not confident I’ll be able to even get close. Maybe I’ll wait a few months and go back and give it a try. What I enjoyed about this one was the departure from realism, the layering and glazing of color, and the weird sky.

With my first sketchbook/journal, I painted mostly landscapes and skies. The second book was where I focused more on structures (and skies). This third one is where I’d love to put in more figures (and skies). Skies are endlessly interesting.

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