I'm really not very happy with this study and I'm thinking about just chucking it. I have not painted clouds before and find that they look quite amateurish. I would really love any feedback about how to do better for next time. This painting took about 45min. (obviously not complete). To me, the clouds look wayyyy more like fire or a dragon even than they do clouds! What is strange here is that my print out picture of the clouds is a lot more orange than it appears to be here on the screen. I was following the printed version as a guide, but I can see that the original picture here the clouds are much softer in colour. I like that better and will definitely bring down the value and intensity of the painting.
Also, I did not follow the reference pic totally, but rather used it more as a guide. Would love any insights.