Painting Background

After toning the background with a burnt umber glaze, I painted the scene. I wanted a bright, epic sunset with pinks and yellows. I enjoyed blending these colors in a free-form way using clear medium and water to fade the colors into each other. The sun rays were tricky to paint around, so I had to paint the engraving lines with a micron brush pen. I enjoyed the colors mixing with the white of the could. This is my first time painting a sunset sky.