I'm trying to soften my colors and also experiment with other sky colors. I was tired of such cool colors and felt I needed to warm everything up a bit. I love playing with color! Anyway, this has a lot of texture and was easy to get a somewhat messy look. This time I dragged watercolor pencils around ON TOP of the texture when the painting was just about done. THAT WAS SO FUN AND EASY!!! It gave just the right amount of ???? to the background for me. LOVE it. I'll be doing some more like this!