Sometimes, in both life and in art, you have to say “screw it” to all the rules you know.
Actually, I can’t think of a good example of life, at the moment, but I’m sure others have.
I have always relied on a limited palette to hold together a composition. Then I was faced with this:
I took this photo with my cellphone. I was looking to capture the cliché of paradise of being in the sky with clouds.
As I looked at it, I saw a wide variety of colors…..and just using a limited palette won’t work.
Another rule I broke was never to draw a sunset, too cliché. I think though, that the urban foreground with the construction and crane makes it original.
Here’s the initial sketch…got a lot to do before I do the big one.