Re: My New Seascape In Progress...tell Me What Ya Think So Far!
Looking good. Are you using a photo reference? I ask because I thought you could post it and would help to determine what and how to render the sky.
There is a lot going on in the sea, so you will want a simple sky, I imagine the color would be lighter than the true ocean color. There should be a graduation of the color from the zenith to becoming lighter at the horizon. Depending on where you place the sun, the sky should be lighter in that area and graduate to being darker opposite the sun. From top to bottom graduate the sky and from (if sun is on the left) left to right the sky should graduate. After you lay in your basic sky color, wipe off an area to add the sun if you choose to have a sun, blend carefully so you don't make green.
If you don't want sun, you can lay in the color as stated above, and put in a few clouds, make them unnoticeable as not to compete with the action below. Still leave a lighter area in the sky to indicate that it is daylight in the area where you want light.
I am surprised that you cannot paint skies! Your doing so well with your ocean. Good Luck
Spirit of God, Holy Spirit, breathes (inspiration) over the face of the waters; He is the mysterious artist of the universe which opens the human soul to beauty and the sense of the eternal. "Letter to Artists"
Pope John Paul II